New Pope surprises longtime Vatican watchers

New Pope surprises longtime Vatican watchers
New Pope surprises longtime Vatican watchers

New Pope surprises longtime Vatican watchers

Pope Francis made headlines when he went to a juvenile detention center to wash the feet of inmates, rather than perform the ritual at Rome’s grand Basilica of St. John in Lateran. But that’s not the only case where he’s broken from tradition since being elected Pope. James Carroll, Boston Globe columnist, author and long time Vatican watcher explains why he thinks this Pope brings something new. (Photo: AP Images).