Trevi Fountain (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Top 10 Reasons To Vacation In Rome, Italy

The Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are just a few reasons why you should visit Rome this year.


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

Pope Francis: Cardinal Bergoglio Chosen To Lead Catholic Church

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



Rodman Spotted At Vatican City To Support ‘New Black Pope’

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.


(Credit Pope Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images) (Alterations/Dog Credit: Mason Johnson/Winnie/Abby Sheaffer)

Poem The News: Justin Bieber’s Birthday Cookie Cake Of Doom

Poem the News — Poetry about the news?! Are you MAD?! POETRY AND THE NEWS DON’T GO TOGETHER. You’re crazy! Yes, reader, yes I am. I am crazy. Read these poems. The submit your own.


Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Hoping Next Pope Is From Third-World Country

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.


Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square during his final general audience on February 27, 2013 (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Sources: Conclave To Elect New Pope Likely To Begin March 11

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.


Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The congregations of cardinals will continue until all cardinal electors have arrived in Rome, whereupon the College will decide on the start-date of the Conclave to elect a new Pope.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

George: Cardinals ‘Not Ready’ To Set Date For Papal Conclave

Another day has come and gone without a decision on when the Catholic Church’s cardinals will gather to elect the next pope.


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

Cardinal George Has Short List For 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.


People crowd the gallery on top of St Peter's Basilica as a helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI passes by on its way out of Vatican City on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff is flying to Castel Gandolfo where he will cease to be Pope at 8:00pm local time. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He will stay at the Papal Summer residence of Castel Gandolfo until renovations are complete at a monastery in the grounds of the Vatican and will be known as  Roman pontiff emeritus or pope emeritus.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Catholics Divided On Direction For Church: Survey

CBS 2’s Mike Parker spoke with parishioners at Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral about a new survey of Catholics.


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

Pope Betting Odds: Cardinal George Is 150-1 Longshot

The odds that Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George will be the next pope?


Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

Cardinal George In Good Health, Says American Could Be Selected Pope

Chances for an American pope are greater than ever before, Francis Cardinal George tells CBS 2 Chief correspondent Jay Levine.


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

Cardinal George Surprised At Pope’s Resignation

George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.


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Catholic Group Demands Apology After Dan Savage Speech At Elmhurst College

The Catholic League is upset over what it calls “obscene, anti-Catholic rants” made by anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage at Elmhurst College.


Pope Benedict XVI (L) leads the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday on April 5, 2012 at the basilica of Saint John Lateran in Rome. The Paschal Triduum (Easter Triduum) starts with the Mass of the Lord's Supper. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Critics Challenge Pope’s Stance Against Ordaining Women

At Vatican Holy Thursday observances, Pope Benedict stood firm against ordaining women as priests. And he blasted dissident priests who are questioning church doctrine.


Kenny Gabriel drives against Herb Pope. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Video: Ultimate Flop

Check out this video as Seton Hall’s Herb Pope flops after being touched.

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