ROME (NBC) - Pope Francis met with the college of cardinals Friday morning at the Vatican.
In attendance were both the cardinals who elected him and those who were too old to take part in conclave.
He spoke to the cardinals in Italian from a prepared text but often added off-the-cuff remarks.
He told the cardinals that the role of older people in the church was to pass on optimism and hope to younger generations looking for spiritual guidance in a modern world full of temptations.
NBC's Tracie Potts has more from Italy in the video player above.