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Cardinal Timothy Dolan, WCBS 880's Rich Lamb (credit: Tony Aiello/CBS 2)

Cardinal Dolan Reflects On Historic Dual Canonization Of Past Popes

Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in the church, saints are usually “museum pieces” who lived hundreds of years ago. But he said that is not the case for Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.

04/21/2014

Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Easter Sunday (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Christians Around The World Celebrate Easter

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.

03/31/2013

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.

03/14/2013

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

Dennis Rodman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rodman Plans To Vacation With Kim Jong Un, Head To Rome In Makeshift Popemobile

In a bizarre twist, the Hall of Famer is expected to arrive in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday in a makeshift popemobile as he campaigns for Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to become the church’s first black pope.

03/12/2013

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

Pope Benedict XVI Presides Over St. Peter’s Square For The Last Time

Pope Benedict XVI presided over St. Peter’s Square for the last time Sunday, and Roman Catholics in New York and around the world are waiting to find out who will take his place.

02/24/2013

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