Pope Francis’ 2 new Italian archbishops ‘attentive to poor’

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Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass to mark the closure of the synod on the family in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on October 25, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ITALIAN-ARCHBISHOPS, originally transmitted on Oct. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis arrives to lead a mass to mark the closure of the synod on the family in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on October 25, 2015. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-ITALIAN-ARCHBISHOPS, originally transmitted on Oct. 27, 2015.

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Both appointments are seen as strategic for the pontiff’s push to create a “poor church.”