Pope Francis Officially Begins Ministry With Installation Mass Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
New Pope, Francis, Known As Humble Man With A Focus On Social OutreachThe new pope, who will be known as Francis, is known as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed.
Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected, Takes Name Pope FrancisArgentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
Vatican City Gears Up As Cardinals Hold Final Talks On Eve Of Papal ConclaveOn Tuesday afternoon, Cardinal Dolan and 114 other princes of the Church will enter the world-famous Sistine Chapel, which has been transformed into a papal polling place.
Cardinals In No Rush To Begin Conclave, Elect Benedict XVI's SuccessorThe Sistine Chapel was closed Tuesday as the Vatican prepared to elect a new pope. But not all the cardinals who will vote have arrived in Rome.
Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings At The VaticanNew York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among 103 of the 115 electors who arrived at the Vatican Monday morning, while the other dozen are en route.
Dolan, Other Cardinals Say They Have Short List For The Next PopeThe papal succession process will start on Monday. That’s when cardinals will gather in Rome for formal meetings to set a conclave date to elect the next pope.
Pope Benedict XVI Approves Miracle For John Paul IIPope Benedict XVI declared in a decree that a French nun's recovery from Parkinson's disease was miraculous, the last step needed for the beloved pontiff's beatification.