Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Leader of World's 1.2 Billion Catholics

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 08:54 AM CDT

Pope Francis Installation Mass Homily Text

Pope Francis Installation Mass Homily Text

Here is the draft text of Pope Francis' homily delivered at his installation Mass on March 19, 2013. A final, official text could be released later.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 11:33 AM CDT

Pope Francis Opens Ministry: "Let Us Be Protectors"

Pope Francis Opens Ministry: "Let Us Be Protectors"

Pope Francis officially began his ministry as the world's 266th pope during an installation Mass at St. Peter's Square, calling for humanity to show "protection" for God's creation and the poorest of the world....

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 02:58 PM CDT

Live Coverage of Francis' Inauguration Tuesday

Live Coverage of Francis' Inauguration Tuesday

Live coverage begins at 3:30 a.m. on Cozi

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 05:12 PM CDT

Cardinal George Discusses Hopes for Pope Francis

Cardinal George Discusses Hopes for Pope Francis

As Pope Francis offered his first Sunday blessing at the Vatican, Chicago’s Cardinal George wished the city a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 09:02 AM CDT

Pope Makes Surprise Appearance, Off-the-Cuff Address

Pope Makes Surprise Appearance, Off-the-Cuff Address

Tens of thousands of people flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday to see Pope Francis' first window address since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, NBC News reported.

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 06:43 AM CDT

Pope Francis: I Want "Poor Church for the Poor"

Pope Francis: I Want "Poor Church for the Poor"

Pope Francis made his first comments to the media on Saturday since taking his new role as the leader of the Catholic Church, saying that he wanted "a poor church for the poor," NBC News reported.

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been announced as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He has taken the name Pope Francis and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who formally ended his papacy on Feb. 28. Refresh this page often for complete coverage.