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In this March 15, 2013 photo made available by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis is greeted by Cardinal Timothy Dolan as he meets the Cardinals for the first time after his election at the Vatican.

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Pope's blunt remarks pose challenge for bishops

In recent years, many American bishops have drawn a harder line with parishioners on what could be considered truly Roman Catholic, adopting a more aggressive style of correction and telling abortion rights supporters to stay away from the sacrament of Communion.

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