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

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 08:52 AM CDT

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Chicago wants a meeting with the newly-elected pontiff, according to NBC Chicago. The group's midwest director Peter Isely is calling for a new rule...

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM CDT

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

SNAP's midwest director calls on Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George to held facilitate dialogue.

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM CDT

Vatican Decries "Defamatory" Campaign Against Pope

Vatican Decries "Defamatory" Campaign Against Pope

The Vatican blasted the "defamatory" and "anti-clerical left-wing" campaign to discredit Pope Francis, formerly the archbishop of Buenos Aires, who has been accused of failing to stand up to Argentina's military...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM CDT

Papal Election Stirs Argentina's "Dirty War" Past

Papal Election Stirs Argentina's "Dirty War" Past

Pope Francis is known for his humility, his reluctance to talk about himself. The self-effacement, admirers say, is why he has hardly ever denied one of the harshest allegations against him: That he was...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM CDT

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

The new pope has daunting challenges ahead ranging from the church sex abuse scandal to reinvigorating the flock. And the 76-year-old Francis will have to do it all with just one whole lung. The Argentine...

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

Pope Francis Shows Humility on His First Day

Pope Francis Shows Humility on His First Day

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel Thursday afternoon with an off-the-cuff homily that spoke about the need to walk with God and that at one point referenced children building beach sandcastles...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:00 PM CDT

George Surprised to Share Name With New Pope

George Surprised to Share Name With New Pope

Vatican says Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Pope Francis in honor of St. Francis of Assisi.

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 07:27 PM CDT

For Those in Assisi, Pope's Chosen Name Especially Meaningful

For Those in Assisi, Pope's Chosen Name Especially Meaningful

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Pope Francis after St. Francis of Assisi. Mary Ann Ahern reports.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:55 PM CDT

Chicago Reacts to Election of Pope Francis I

Chicago Reacts to Election of Pope Francis I

Throughout Chicago, at schools and churches and businesses, there was a range of reaction to Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's elevation to pope. While many remained steadfast in their desire that Pope Francis I...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM CDT

Francis Brings New Style to Papacy

Francis Brings New Style to Papacy

Pope Francis celebrated his first full day as leader of the Catholic Church on Thursday, and one of his first acts was leading the cardinals in a special Mass, telling them to stay true to the roots of...

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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.