- Audience: The fundamental role of women in the Church Vatican Radio. 04/03/13. For the third time this week Pope Francis returned to the topic of women in the Church in his general audience catechesis.
- Pope Francis prays at tomb of Blessed JPII Vatican Radio. 04/03/13.
- Nagasaki bishop: Pope Francis wanted to be a missionary in Japan AsiaNews.it. 04/03/13. The bishop knows the pope's love for the Land of the Rising Sun. "He thought about becoming a missionary here, but then health problems prevented him. However, as cardinal in Buenos Aires, he sent many Argentine priests to evangelise our country. Now we are waiting for him."
- Pope Francis, SJ Several prominent members of the Society of Jesus reflect on the election of their fellow Jesuit as pope. Catholic World Report 04/03/13.
- Pope's sister: Francis 'plenty tough enough' to lead John Allen Jr. interviews Maria Elena Bergoglio, sister of Pope Francis. National Catholic Reporter 04/03/13.