papal election

Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals this weekend, most from the developing world, marking a shift in the hierarchy of
Though I'm not a Catholic, I'm always genuinely inspired by followers of Christ who try to live lives of true humility and true right-sizedness. I hope, for both the sake of his church and the church universal, that Pope Francis lives into the name he has chosen for himself.
Benedict XVI's decision to be the first pontiff to step down in 600 years raised a host of questions about his role in the
Pope Francis gives first address at Vatican City
Pope Francis addressed the massive crowd in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City for the first time with his speech `'Urbi
HuffPost Live has reactions to the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina will be the next Pope, Pope Francis I.
At least 15 names were considered ahead of Bergoglio in 12 books accepting wagers on the papal election in Europe and online
Catholic faithful react to the announcement of the new pope, Francis I, in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City:
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis
If you don't like the fellow whom the cardinals elect, then there are always other elections to look forward to. It seems a safe bet that our fascination with the practices and outcome of that future election will be just keen then as it is now -- just as it was 500 years ago.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for more. VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world's 1.2
Overnight, the image of the hierarchical church would improve. Women's oppression and subjugation, a moral issue the world over, would become more visible on our ethical radar.
With a puff of black smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday morning in Rome, the Catholic Church's College of
2. March 13th, 11:39 a.m. CET (6:39 a.m. EDT / 3:39 a.m. PDT) -- Black smoke Depending on when the winning vote is taken
Anti-mafia police on Tuesday raided the homes, offices and clinics in the diocese of papal frontrunner Angelo Scola. According
The choice will depend on whether the 117 Cardinals voting will lean more toward seriously reforming the Catholic Church -- notably as it relates to the continuing problem of pedophilia and lack of transparency -- or roughly keeping to the status quo.
A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.
When a pope is chosen and white smoke rises from the chapel, the bells of St. Peter's Basilica will ring, as they did in