Local Catholics React To Pope John Paul II Being Cleared For SainthoodPope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century's most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.
Pope Francis Begins Papacy, Holds First Sunday Mass From St. Peter'sBreaking with tradition, Pope Francis delivered off-the-cuff remarks about God's power to forgive instead of reading from a written speech for the first Sunday window appearance of his papacy.
NJ Rep. Smith Leads Ten-Member Congressional Delegation To VaticanVice President Joe Biden, a Catholic, will be leading the U.S. delegation to the Vatican to watch the investiture ceremony.
Pope Francis Sets Warm Tone During Meeting With Members Of The PressPrior to meeting with the press Pope Francis prayed privately in the Vatican Gardens. He ended Saturday's audience with a blessing for journalists and their families.
Cardinal Dolan To N.Y. Press On Not Being Voted Pope: 'I Told Ya So!' 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.
EXCLUSIVE: Cardinal Dolan's Brother Says N.Y. Archbishop 'Fits The Bill' For Pope Vatican insiders said there is an outside chance that the Archbishop of New York could be elected pope.
Tri-State Area Students Soaking In The History Being Made At Papal ConclaveInside 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.
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.
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.
Pope Benedict XVI Becomes 1st Pontiff In 600 Years To ResignThe 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.
World Converges On Rome For Benedict XVI's Farewell To The PapacyAn 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.