Top 10 Reasons To Vacation In Rome, ItalyThe Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome this year.
Pope Francis Delivers Informal Homily In First Mass As PontiffFrancis 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 Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected, Takes Name Pope FrancisArgentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.
LISTEN: Cardinal Edward Egan Outlines Five Qualifications For New PopeHe 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.
What’s In A Smoke Signal? Vatican Reveals Ingredients The Vatican has revealed what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of after the stir caused by how much more distinct the black smoke in this conclave has been compared to the past.
Black Smoke Emerges From Sistine Chapel Chimney; No Pope Selected On Day 1 Of ConclaveBlack smoke emerged from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signaling that a decision had not yet been made. The conclave will resume on Wednesday.
Vatican Blog: How Church Officials Plan To Signal A New PopeOfficials at the Vatican promise that in this conclave there will be no ambiguity. When a new pope is elected, the smoke will be white and it will be accompanied by a chorus of bells ringing out across the Vatican and Rome itself.
Vatican City Gears Up As Cardinals Hold Final Talks On Eve Of Papal ConclaveOn 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.
Cardinal Dolan Holds Mass In Rome Ahead Of Papal ConclaveMembers of the Catholic Church worldwide spent this Sunday worshipping, before cardinals from around the world begin meeting to elect a new pope.
Catholics Everywhere Buzzing As Cardinals Pick March 12 As Conclave Start DateThe cardinals will continue pre-conclave discussions on Saturday and Monday. They will take Sunday off to celebrate Mass at churches across Rome.
Cardinal Dolan For Pope? There's Suddenly A Very Real Buzz About Him In ItalyDoes 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.
Manhattan Artist Decides To Recreate Sistine Chapel Ceiling In His Studio ApartmentAlex Gardega always felt a replica of Michelangelo's murals that cover the ceiling of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel belonged in New York City.