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Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Congressman Foster Holding Lottery For Tickets To Pope’s Visit To Capitol Hill

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he is deluged with requests for tickets to see Pope Francis when the pontiff addresses Congress next month.

08/20/2015

A map showing stops on Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

New Details Released On Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is wrapping up his visit to the Vatican as Pope Francis prepares for two big trips, including one to the United States.

06/30/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich smiles after receiving his pallium, a lambswool vestment symbolizing his position, from Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Celebrates Mass In Vatican, Receives Pallium From Pope

Archbishop Blase Cupich received a special honor Monday morning, as Pope Francis bestowed him with a pallium, a special lambswool vestment symbolizing his position as leader of a major archdiocese.

06/29/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Meets With Pope Francis In Vatican

Archbishop Blase Cupich had a personal audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican Friday afternoon, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced in a statement.

06/27/2015

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop In Rome For Lower-Profile Papal Event

It’s called the blessing of the pallium — a thin, lambswool shawl — given to archbishops of major metropolitan diocese. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/26/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Welcomes Move By Pope Francis To Hold Bishops Accountable In Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis ordered a Vatican tribunal to deal with bishops who failed to protect children in a move to fill what some have called a gap in the church’s fight against sex abuse by priests.

06/10/2015

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Pope Francis Sends Telegram To Archbishop Cupich On Passing Of Cardinal George

As the Chicago area Catholic community mourns the death of Francis Cardinal George Saturday morning, Pope Francis issued a telegram to George’s successor Archbishop Cupich to express his condolences.

04/18/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change Conference

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.

04/15/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Cardinal Francis George delivers a lecture at McKenna Hall at the University of Notre Dame on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Cardinal George Cancels Trip To Rome To Visit Pope

The cardinal had hoped to make that trip in mid-October but will not be able to because of treatment for cancer. The trip may be rescheduled.

08/27/2014

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Discusses Pope’s Health, Successor Ahead Of Bishops Conference

The Pope’s health is a topic of concern, at the U.S. Conference of Bishops in New Orleans, as is that of Francis Cardinal George and his eventual replacement.

06/10/2014

Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Jeff Haynes/DePaul University via Getty Images)

Cardinal George Asks Church To Find His Replacement

George said the formal process of selecting his replacement has not started, but will begin soon.

04/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George Discusses Church’s Future, Stays Quiet On His Own

The leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago, Francis Cardinal George discussed changes he sees on the horizon under Pope Francis, who is expected to name the Cardinal’s replacement this year.

02/08/2014

Homeless Jesus sculptor and artist Tim Schmalz.

‘Homeless Jesus’ Statue Coming To Chicago

Chicago will soon host a sculpture that’s both inspired and angered viewers around there world.

12/10/2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

In New Interview, Pope Rejects Hard-Line Stance Against Gay Catholics

In a cover story in Jesuit publications around the world, including “America” here, the pope deals head-on with his reputation as being ultra-conservative. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/19/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Reacts To Pope’s Plea For Peace In Syria

Cardinal George says it is not only people of Muslim faith that are being hurt by violence in Syria.

09/01/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Local Gay Rights Supporters Encouraged By Pope’s Comments

Pope Francis says it’s not a crime to be gay and that he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation.

07/29/2013

Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinals Say New Pope Remains Down-To-Earth, 2 Months In

(CBS) –– He has been in office for just over 2 months, but already pope Francis has put his own personal stamp on the papacy. He has ignored many trappings and traditions while concentrating preaching […]

05/23/2013

St. James Catholic Church. (Credit: Friends of St. James)

St. James Supporters Tweet Pope To Save Historic Church

Parishioners at a Bronzeville church slated for demolition hope a media-savy pope will answer their prayers to save it, reports WBBM’s Michele Fiore.

03/31/2013

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