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This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.VATICAN CITY -- Tens of thousands of pilgrims Sunday greeted Pope Francis on his first scheduled appearance before the general public, shouting their acclaim in St. Peter’s Square as the pope gave the first Angelus blessing of his pontificate....
Years ago, I accompanied James Cardinal Hickey, then the archbishop of Washington, to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia, where then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was to give a lecture. After his lecture and after fielding questions from his...
VATICAN CITY – The pope may be considered by his followers to be head of the universal Catholic Church, but that doesn’t stop national feelings from bubbling to the surface when a new pontiff is named. Before the conclave this week to...
Very few Argentines were on hand for the proceedings, for the white smoke followed by the traditional proclamation, Habemus papam — "We have a pope." But on the other side of the world, the people of Buenos Aires erupted with jubilation when they...
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican on Friday denied that Pope Francis acquiesced to Argentina's brutal military regime in the 1970s and '80s, saying the accusations are part of a "defamatory” campaign. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elected pope...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At gatherings of Latin American bishops, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was often a star speaker about economic inequities in a profit-driven world. He also has used the forums to warn fellow church leaders about drifting from...
Tags: Iran, Vatican City, Social Issues, Poverty, Francis I
Roncalli fifth-graders were watching TV with a group of Presentation Sisters when the new pope greeted the world Wednesday afternoon. Before the name of the pontiff was announced, both groups quietly watched a large-screen TV in the Sisters' dining...
Tags: The Pope, Rome (Italy), Francis I
Staff WriterLocal church officials and residents reacted with a sense of optimism Wednesday to the election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio was elected pope a little more than one month after his predecessor, Pope...
Tags: The Pope, Politics, Vatican City, Christianity, Francis I
VATICAN CITY -- Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the 266th pope Wednesday, succeeding Benedict XVI as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and inheriting a global church that is growing in some parts of the world but faces serious...
The election of a new pope is primarily of interest to Roman Catholics, for whom the bishop of Rome is the Vicar of Christ and the keeper of the keys to heaven. But there is a reason, other than a fascination with history and pageantry, that the wider...
— Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope of the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday, a surprise choice that underscored the changing nature of Catholicism and the deep challenges facing the church. Bergoglio, 76, chose the papal name...
Tags: Vatican City, Voting, Grant Park, Corrupt Practices, Francis I
Jorge Bergoglio, the son of Italian immigrants born in Buenos Aires, doesn't fit the image of a high and mighty churchman in charge of an empire of more than 1 billion people. He's a humble man and, at 76, not young. Until quite recently, he rode the...
Tags: The Pope, Vatican City, Consumers, Christianity, Francis I
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