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Villanova's Vatican Interns Get Once-In-A-Lifetime ExperienceTalk 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 From Sistine Chapel: No Pope YetBlack 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.
Trenton Catholics Prepare For New PopeAfter 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.
‘Lovely Time’ To Be In Rome For Philadelphia-Area NativesRob 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.
Cardinals Celebrate Final Mass Before Going Into ConclaveThe mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.
Social Media Notwithstanding, Papal Announcement Will Follow TraditionThe cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.
As Many Flock To Rome, Philadelphia International Is Quite The HubA 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.
High-Tech Efforts Keep Conclave Secure And Free Of BugsCardinals begin the selection of a new pope inside the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday and great measures have been taken to ensure the privacy of the voting process.
Blog: Betting On The PopeWe learned Friday that the Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins on Tuesday, March 12th.
Cardinals Set This Tuesday For Start of Papal ConclaveCardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.
Pope Benedict XVI Says Goodbye To The VaticanPope Benedict XVI left Vatican City for the last time Thursday and became the became the first pope in about 600 years to retire.
Cardinal Justin Rigali Meets With Benedict XVI On His Final Day As Pope"He was first of all a great teacher. He was a great preacher of the word of God. He was a great pastor of the people," Rigali said.
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