Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Leader of World's 1.2 Billion Catholics

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM CDT

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

The new pope has daunting challenges ahead ranging from the church sex abuse scandal to reinvigorating the flock. And the 76-year-old Francis will have to do it all with just one whole lung. The...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM CDT

Pope Francis Shows Humility on His First Day

Pope Francis Shows Humility on His First Day

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel Thursday afternoon with an off-the-cuff homily that spoke about the need to walk with God and that at one point referenced children building beach sandcastles...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 09:55 PM CDT

Catholics Throughout the Americas Celebrate New Pope

Catholics Throughout the Americas Celebrate New Pope

Tears and cheers erupted across the Americas on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he help bring the church closer to the...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 10:50 AM CDT

Pope Francis: What's Behind the Name

Pope Francis: What's Behind the Name

Pope Francis chose his name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy’s patron saint who emulated the life of Christ like perhaps no other figure in the church's history. New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan,...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 09:56 AM CDT

"A Working Man's Pope"

"A Working Man's Pope"

Pope Francis, the first-ever Jesuit and Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, was not a widely known figure on the international stage before emerging Wednesday evening on the balcony of St.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:33 PM CDT

North Texans React to New Pope

North Texans React to New Pope

The head of the Diocese of Dallas is reacting to the election of a new pope, the first pontiff from the Americas saying, "what a great day this is."

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 09:25 AM CDT

White Smoke, Crowds Celebrate Pope Francis

White Smoke, Crowds Celebrate Pope Francis

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was named leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday after being elected pope. He will be known as Pope Francis.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 08:16 AM CDT

Vatican Reveals Ingredients of Papal Smoke Signals

Vatican Reveals Ingredients of Papal Smoke Signals

The Vatican is revealing 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...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 01:33 PM CDT

Rodman Arrives in Rome to "Support the Cause"

Rodman Arrives in Rome to "Support the Cause"

Fresh from a trip to North Korea, the Worm landed in Rome. Dennis Rodman showed up at St. Peter's Square to campaign for Ghanaian cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson to become the first black pope.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM CST

Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio became Pope Francis on Wednesday — and in the process became the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit ever to lead the world's 1.2 billion

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been announced as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He has taken the name Pope Francis and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who formally ended his papacy on Feb. 28. Refresh this page often for complete coverage.