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Basketball star Dennis Rodman walks near to the Vatican as he shows support for a black papal candidate on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dennis Rodman In Rome To Promote Cardinal From Ghana In PR Stunt

This is the second stop on Rodman’s bizarre global tour that started with a trip to North Korea last month where the Hall of Famer met with Kim Jong Un.

03/13/2013

Cardinal Edward Egan in Vatican City - March 4, 2013 (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

LISTEN: Cardinal Edward Egan Outlines Five Qualifications For New Pope

He said that while the times certainly dictate what is needed in the leader of the Catholic church, there are what he called “five basic qualities” that they should look for.

03/13/2013

Black smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals failed to elect a new pope in the first ballot of their secret conclave on  March 12, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Black Smoke Emerges From Sistine Chapel Chimney; No Pope Selected On Day 1 Of Conclave

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.

03/12/2013

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan arrives at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Buzzing Over Possibility Of Dolan Being Elected Pope

While there is no clear front-runner, among the names being mentioned as a papal contender is New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

03/12/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (C) chats with colleagues on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Vatican City Gears Up As Cardinals Hold Final Talks On Eve Of Papal Conclave

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.

03/11/2013

Preparing For The Conclave In The Vatican

Cardinals Hold Discussions In Advance Of Tuesday Conclave

Roman Catholic cardinals have voted to begin their conclave next Tuesday, leaving the weekend and Monday to chit-chat, schmooze, think and pray about the papal election.

03/09/2013

Archbishop of New York cardinal Timothy Dolan (C) attends a meeting of prayer at St. Peter's Basilica with cardinals gathered in Rome for the conlave on March 6, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Catholics Everywhere Buzzing As Cardinals Pick March 12 As Conclave Start Date

The cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.

03/08/2013

Pilgrims stand in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 4,2013. (Photo: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinals In No Rush To Begin Conclave, Elect Benedict XVI’s Successor

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.

03/05/2013

Cardinals Timothy Dolan (R) and Justin Francis Rigali arrives for talks ahead of a conclave to elect a new pope on March 4, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings At The Vatican

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.

03/04/2013

People pass by a placard of the city of Rome in homage to Pope Benedict XVI on March 1, 2013 (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Dolan, Other Cardinals Say They Have Short List For The Next Pope

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.

03/01/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves from his papamobile as he arrives on St Peter's square for his last weekly audience on February 27, 2013 at the Vatican. (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS,GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Tens Of Thousands Bid Farewell To Pope Benedict XVI In Emotional Sendoff

Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square and thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.

02/27/2013

Guidebooks, in various languages, are displayed for sale in front of Saint Peter's Square ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's last public audience on Feb. 26, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on Feb. 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI’s Farewell To The Papacy

An ancient institution is being challenged by an uncertain situation — the historic resignation of a pope, a man even his critics concede is blessed by a tremendous intellect.

02/26/2013

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo credit: ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Changes Conclave Rules, Allows Earlier Start

Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date if all of them arrive in Rome before the usual 15-day transition between pontificates.

02/25/2013

Cardinal Timothy Dolan (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan For Pope? There’s Suddenly A Very Real Buzz About Him In Italy

Does New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan have a serious chance at becoming pope? He usually makes a joke when asked, but a leading Italian newspaper is taking Dolan’s papal prospects seriously.

02/20/2013

Sunday Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Cardinal Dolan Awaits Instructions, Timing On Selection Of New Pope

A new Pope could be named before March 15 if the church waives the mourning period, since Pope Benedict XVI is alive and resigning, according to church officials.

02/17/2013

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