Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been chosen as the new leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, taking the name Pope Francis 1
Ambassador Dennis Rodman, fresh off his visit to North Korea, has now landed in Vatican City, as the world waits and watches for a new pope.
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Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.
The conclave to elect a new pope to lead the Catholic Church will likely begin on March 11, sources tell CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Another day has come and gone without a decision on when the Catholic Church’s cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.
One day after Pope Benedict resigned, the Vatican is in a state of flux, with no clear indication who among a dozen or more possible contenders might be elected a successor.
CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with parishioners at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral about a new survey of Catholics.
The odds that Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George will be the next pope?
Chances for an American pope are greater than ever before, Francis Cardinal George tells CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine.
George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.
The Catholic League is upset over what it calls “obscene, anti-Catholic rants” made by anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage at Elmhurst College.
At Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.
Check out this video as Seton Hall’s Herb Pope flops after being touched.
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