Reports on the Conclave of Cardinals from Chicago

Mar 5, 2013

No Conclave Date Yet As Vatican Waits For More Cardinals

No Conclave Date Yet As Vatican Waits For More Cardinals

Vatican spokesman Rev. Thomas Rosica says there is “no desire to hasten this process.”

Mar 4, 2013

Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings

Cardinals Begin Pre-Conclave Meetings

No date has been set for the conclave to pick the new pope as the group waits for 12 more cardinals to arrive.

Mar 1, 2013

Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

The Roman Catholic Church is without a Pope as Pope Benedict Emeritus started his first full day of retirement Friday. The cardinals have received an official letter to begin their meetings on Monday but no date...

Mar 1, 2013

Campaign-Style Posters Boost Ghana Cardinal

Campaign-Style Posters Boost Ghana Cardinal

While he now lives in Rome, Turkson is from Africa where the number of Roman Catholics has grown by 20 percent the past five years.

Feb 28, 2013

What's Next For Catholics Around the World?

What's Next For Catholics Around the World?

On Pope Benedict XVI's last day, Father Robert Barren talks about what's next for Catholics as the next leader is chosen.

Mar 8, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Marks Last Day As Pontiff

Pope Benedict XVI Marks Last Day As Pontiff

Pope Benedict XVI leaves the Apostolic Palace by helicopter.

Feb 28, 2013

Chicago Archdiocese To Lay Off Staffers, Close Schools

Chicago Archdiocese To Lay Off Staffers, Close Schools

"We cannot continue to work as if the effects of the recession were not being felt," Cardinal George says.

Feb 27, 2013

Cardinal George Arrives in Rome

Cardinal George Arrives in Rome

Chicago's Catholic leader participating in process of selecting a new Pope. Mary Ann Ahern reports from Rome.

Feb 26, 2013

Sex Scandal Overshadows Pope Succession Meetings

Sex Scandal Overshadows Pope Succession Meetings

UK's top cardinal resigns amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

Feb 25, 2013

Chicago Storm Could Delay Cardinal George's Trip To Rome

Chicago Storm Could Delay Cardinal George's Trip To Rome

Cardinal George worried his Tuesday flight to Rome could be proactively canceled.

About Us
Reporter Mary Ann Ahern files from the field about the process of picking a new Pope. Ahern has covered the church for decades, was the first Chicago TV reporter to file from Vatican City. She was there for the selection of Benedict XVI.
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