ROME-- He cares about the poor. But he rejects the Marxist Liberation Theology meta-narrative where “the poor” are a class. He knows and has helped poor people in familial ways as individuals. For Pope Francis the beauty is in the details, the white cassock, the small car, riding the bus, carrying his own luggage.
ROME—Clouds of incense and puffs of white smoke are traditionally associated with the ancient rites accompanying the election of a pope, but the cardinals who threw their support behind Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio were seeking to throw off an unpleasant whiff of scandal and hypocrisy.
ROME-- The South Americans, the Italians, and the journalists think the Cardinals chose well, the surprise Pope, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.
ROME-- Pope Francis marked his first full day as pontiff with a solemn visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome yesterday, underlining the Jesuit's devotion to Mary.
ROME-- Is it a sacred office or a CEO job?
ROME-- We Are Church, an influential Catholic dissident movement held a press conference in Rome today to outline their thoughts on the conclave and their hopes for the new Pope.
VATICAN CITY -- The conclave to elect the next pope will begin Tuesday March 12, the Vatican said.
ROME-- The College of Cardinals has imposed a media blackout in the run up to the conclave which will elect the new Pope.
ROME-- The Sistine Chapel closed to tourists on Tuesday as the Vatican prepares to hold the conclave to elect the new Pope following Benedict XVI’s resignation la
ROME -- None of the American cardinals eligible for election as pope have impressed the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, SNAP, its leaders said today.
ROME - The brother of a Vatican schoolgirl who vanished 30 years ago praised Pope Benedict for the courage of his resignation and urged him to use the last days of his papacy to speak out about the
ROME-- After his abdication as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church Cardinal Ratzinger will continue to be what he has always been, Theologian in Residence.
VATICAN CITY – Hungarian Cardinal Péter Erdő is an "attractive possibility" to become a "goulash pope" in a conclave that doesn't seem to have a front runner, top Vatican watcher John Allen says.