Cardinal Timothy Dolan
The 146,000-ton Norwegian Breakaway is 18 stories high and 1,063 feet long, roughly the length of more than four city blocks.
Pope Francis has named eight cardinals from around the world to advise him on reforming and running the Catholic church.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan said Wednesday that he welcomes the upcoming release of documents related to sexual abuse lawsuits filed against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, where he previously served.
Francis delivered a plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message to the world, decrying the seemingly endless conflicts in the Middle East and on the Korean peninsula after celebrating Mass along with more than 250,000 faithful.
Christians around the world and here at home are marking Good Friday, the day of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion.
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.
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.
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan spoke with members of the media following the historic election of a new leader for the Catholic Church to share his thoughts on the process and Pope Francis.
Black smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signaling that a decision had not yet been made. The conclave will resume on Wednesday.
Inside the seventh grade religion class at Immaculate Conception School in Tuckahoe, the teacher took the students through the news accounts from Vatican City, where the cardinals failed on the first day of conclave to elect a new pope.
While there is no clear front-runner, among the names being mentioned as a papal contender is New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
On 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.
Members of the Catholic Church worldwide spent this Sunday worshipping, before cardinals from around the world begin meeting to elect a new pope.
The cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.
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