Cardinal Francis George spoke at the Holy Name Cathedral Sunday afternoon in his last Sunday mass before heading to the Vatican to vote for a new pope.
Of the possible Americans who might be pope, it is New York’s Timothy Dolan and Boston’s Seán Patrick O'Malley who are getting the most buzz.
On Feb. 28, Pope Benedict XVI will leave Vatican City by helicopter at 5 p.m. (10 a.m. in Chicago) for Castel Gandolfo to become the first retired Pope in more than 600 years.
“I could be the next shortstop of the Yankees too,” he said when asked if he might preside over the Catholic faith after Benedict.
Not clear when cardinals will meet or how long conclave will last.
After Pope Francis' inauguration Tuesday in Rome, Catholics from Chicago and beyond were hopeful of the new leader's reach. Mary Ann Ahern reports from Rome.
After a morning procession and Mass, the secret conclave to choose a new pope has begun in Rome. What's next? Mary Ann Ahern reports.
There seems to be a difference of opinion between those who work inside the Vatican and those on the outside. Mary Ann Ahern reports.
Chicago s Cardinal Francis George received a warm welcome as he celebrated Mass Sunday morning at his titular parish at the Basilica of St. Bartholomew on Tiber Island.
Pope Benedict XVI’s departure from the Apostolic Palace to the summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, will be covered by more than two dozen television cameras and broadcast by the...