Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

Faithful stand on St Peter's square to watch the first mass by Pope Francis on a giant screen on March 14, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Delivers Informal Homily In First Mass As Pontiff

Francis showed how different he would be as a pastor, giving an off-the-cuff homily about the need to walk with God, build up his church and confess and at one point, referring to children building sand castles on the beach.


Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected, Takes Name Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


People gather inside St. Patrick's Cathedral to watch the announcement of a new pope. (credit: Peter Haskell, WCBS 880)

Local Catholics Flock To St. Patrick’s Cathedral For Introduction Of New Pope

There was great anticipation leading up to the naming of the new pope Wednesday. The faithful flocked to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan to pray for their new leader.


Pope Francis I (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News)

SOUND OFF: Your Reaction To The Election Of Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic church and has chosen the name Pope Francis.