It’s a busy day in the Vatican, where hundreds of thousands are gathered for the installation mass for Pope Francis, the new leader of the world’s 1.2-billion Roman Catholics.
A longtime New Jersey congressman will be among a bipartisan group of federal leaders heading to the Vatican this week for the investiture of Pope Francis.
It’s a new dawn for the Catholic Church and as the sun rose in Horsham, parishioners made their way into St. Catherine of Siena.
Pope Francis may be walking in “the shoes of the fisherman” but in his case, they’re black and not Benedict’s traditional red, signifying the earthly responsibilities of the church.
The past 5 days have been an exhilarating journey; to Rome and home again, the election of the first Latin American Pope, and experiencing it all looking into the lense of a television camera.
Seeing a simple man asking for the blessing of the people is striking religious pilgrims as the mark of a new era.
Word spread quickly among the Latino Community about the Roman Catholic Church’s selection of an Argentine Cardinal as the next Pope.
Cardinals elected a new pope to lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Wednesday, overcoming deep divisions to select the 266th pope in a remarkably fast conclave.
Talk about a baptism by fire: On the first day of Lauren Colegrove’s journalism internship at Catholic News Service in Rome, the pope announced his resignation.
Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.
After seeing black smoke rising from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican, the Catholic world knew that a pope is still to be elected. The voting resumes in the morning on Wednesday.
Rob Traver, and his wife, Pam Porter, booked their vacation to Rome some time back. But timing, as they say, is everything, and they’re here at a historic point in the life of the Catholic Church.
The mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.
The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
A group of Latin language students from McCallum High School in Austin, Texas, flew into Philadelphia Saturday to make a connecting flight to Rome with their teacher and chaperones.