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  • DC's Archbishop returns from conclave in Rome

    DC's Archbishop returns from conclave in Rome

    Wednesday, March 20 2013 7:37 AM EDT2013-03-20 11:37:03 GMT
    Washington's Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, is returning from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.
    Washington's Archbishop, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, is returning from Rome, where he took part in the papal conclave.
  • Pope Francis opens ministry with installation Mass

    Pope Francis opens ministry with installation Mass

    Tuesday, March 19 2013 5:46 AM EDT2013-03-19 09:46:50 GMT
    Pope Francis officially began his ministry as the 266th pope on Tuesday in an installation Mass simplified to suit his style, but still grand enough to draw princes, presidents, rabbis, muftis and thousands of ordinary people to St. Peter's Square to witness the inauguration of the first pope from the New World.Francis thrilled the crowd at the start of the Mass by taking a long round-about through the sun-drenched piazza and getting out of his jeep to bless a disabled man. It was a gesture f...
    Pope Francis officially began his ministry as the 266th pope on Tuesday in an installation Mass simplified to suit his style, but still grand enough to draw princes, presidents, rabbis, muftis and thousands of ordinary people to St. Peter's Square to witness the inauguration of the first pope from the New World.Francis thrilled the crowd at the start of the Mass by taking a long round-about through the sun-drenched piazza and getting out of his jeep to bless a disabled man. It was a gesture f...
  • Pope Francis prays at Rome basilica in 1st outing

    Pope Francis prays at Rome basilica in 1st outing

    Thursday, March 14 2013 11:10 AM EDT2013-03-14 15:10:44 GMT
    Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary
    Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
  • Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

    Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

    Thursday, March 14 2013 5:59 AM EDT2013-03-14 09:59:49 GMT
    From "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday.
    From "the end of the earth," the Catholic Church found a surprising new leader Wednesday, a pioneer pope from Argentina who took the name Francis, a pastor rather than a manager to resurrect a church and faith in crisis. He is the first pontiff from the New World and the first non-European since the Middle Ages.
  • Catholics overjoyed at 1st Latin American pope

    Catholics overjoyed at 1st Latin American pope

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 10:23 PM EDT2013-03-14 02:23:34 GMT
    Tears and cheers erupted across Latin America on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he could help bring the church closer to the poverty-wracked region that is home to more Roman Catholics than any other.
    Tears and cheers erupted across Latin America on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he could help bring the church closer to the poverty-wracked region that is home to more Roman Catholics than any other.
  • Official text of Pope Francis' first speech to world

    Official text of Pope Francis' first speech to world

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-03-13 23:44:41 GMT
    The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis' speech `'Urbi et Orbi" delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday night.
    The following is the Vatican's official English translation of Pope Francis' speech `'Urbi et Orbi" delivered in Italian from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday night.
  • Local reaction on selection of Pope Francis

    Local reaction on selection of Pope Francis

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-03-13 23:44:03 GMT
    Local reaction regarding the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope.
    Local reaction regarding the election of Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope.
  • Pope Francis sends out first tweet

    Pope Francis sends out first tweet

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 5:01 PM EDT2013-03-13 21:01:25 GMT
    Pope Francis' first tweetPope Francis' first tweet
    The pope's Twitter account, whose profile was changed to read "Sede Vacante" when Benedict stepped down, now has been switched back to "Pontifex." His first tweet is "HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM" which translates to: "We have Pope Francis."
    The pope's Twitter account, whose profile was changed to read "Sede Vacante" when Benedict stepped down, now has been switched back to "Pontifex." His first tweet is "HABEMUS PAPAM FRANCISCUM" which translates to: "We have Pope Francis."
  • Video of celebration as white smoke announces Catholic church has new pope

    Video of celebration as white smoke announces Catholic church has new pope

  • Seagull perches on Sistine Chapel smoke stack

    Seagull perches on Sistine Chapel smoke stack

    Wednesday, March 13 2013 2:18 PM EDT2013-03-13 18:18:40 GMT
    Sea gull perches on Sistine Chapel smoke stackSea gull perches on Sistine Chapel smoke stack
    With no pope, a sea gull is stealing the show at the papal conclave.Smoke watching has become bird watching in St. Peter's Square after a sea gull perched atop the chimney that belches out smoke from the Sistine Chapel to signal whether or not a pope has been elected.
    With no pope, a sea gull is stealing the show at the papal conclave.Smoke watching has become bird watching in St. Peter's Square after a sea gull perched atop the chimney that belches out smoke from the Sistine Chapel to signal whether or not a pope has been elected.
  • Md. Catholic school students paying close attention to selection of new pope

    Md. Catholic school students paying close attention to selection of new pope

    Monday, March 11 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-03-11 21:46:29 GMT
    The students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda are watching closely as cardinals select a new pope. Right now, what they are learning in their lessons makes the nightly news.
    The students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda are watching closely as cardinals select a new pope. Right now, what they are learning in their lessons makes the nightly news.
  • Could Cardinal Donald Wuerl become next pope?

    Could Cardinal Donald Wuerl become next pope?

    Friday, March 8 2013 12:03 AM EST2013-03-08 05:03:51 GMT
    The latest name to surface as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI is none other than Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl. But Wuerl has said his becoming pope would be a fantasy and not something he expects.
    The latest name to surface as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI is none other than Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl. But Wuerl has said his becoming pope would be a fantasy and not something he expects.
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