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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

03/13/2013

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

Catholic Church Has New Pope; White Smoke Rises

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.

03/13/2013

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Villanova’s Vatican Interns Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

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.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke From Sistine Chapel: No Pope Yet

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.

03/13/2013

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Trenton Catholics Prepare For New Pope

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.

03/12/2013

Rob Traver of Schwenksville, Villanova University professor, vacationing in Rome. (Credit: Mark Abrams)

‘Lovely Time’ To Be In Rome For Philadelphia-Area Natives

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.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Cardinals Celebrate Final Mass Before Going Into Conclave

The mass included prayers for the church and the cardinals themselves as they begin their work to select a new pope.

03/12/2013

(The loggia balcony of the Vatican, adorned in maroon drapery, awaits the appearance of the next pope.  Credit: KYW's Bill Roswell)

Social Media Notwithstanding, Papal Announcement Will Follow Tradition

The cardinals of the Catholic Church will enter the conclave on Tuesday, following a morning mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

03/11/2013

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Cardinals Prepare For Conclave

The smoke watch is just about to begin in Rome as the cardinals prepare to go behind closed doors of the Sistine chapel on Tuesday .

03/11/2013

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As Many Flock To Rome, Philadelphia International Is Quite The Hub

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.

03/10/2013

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High-Tech Efforts Keep Conclave Secure And Free Of Bugs

Cardinals 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.

03/09/2013

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Blog: Betting On The Pope

We learned Friday that the Conclave to elect the successor to Pope Benedict XVI begins on Tuesday, March 12th.

03/08/2013

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Cardinals Set This Tuesday For Start of Papal Conclave

Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope.

03/08/2013

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Parishioners At St. Raymond’s In East Mt. Airy Hope For An African Pope

Parishioners at St. Raymond of Penafort Church say a black Pope is the right choice for these times.

03/07/2013

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Church Activist Upset That Cardinals Who Covered Up Sex Abuse Will Vote For New Pope

She says the cardinals need to stand up before going into the conclave and discipline their brothers for misconduct.

03/06/2013

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