Cardinal Timothy Dolan
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.
New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan went ahead with his live radio show broadcast from Rome Wednesday despite officials cancelling daily briefings over worries that details of the secret proceedings were being leaked to the media.
The 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.
New 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.
The 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.
The Swiss Guards standing at attention in Castel Gandolfo shut the gates of the palazzo shortly after 8 p.m. local time Thursday, symbolically closing the doors on a papacy whose legacy will be most marked by the way it ended.