As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was known for his common touch
Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
He was with us on Monday and predicted a Pope announcement by Wednesday. He was right and he has returned
Read what Bishop Lennon has to say about Jorge Bergoglio being named the new pope.
The Latino American community in Cleveland is reacting tonight to the naming of a Latin Pope
President Obama says the selection of the first pope from the Americas speaks to the strength and vitality of the region.
Pope Francis from Argentina announced to the world.
The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Bergoglio has been selected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. He has taken the papal name of Pope Francis.
On the second day of the conclave, a new pope has been selected.
The conclave of cardinals reconvened in the Sistine Chapel late Wednesday for a fourth and possibly fifth round of voting after three earlier ballots over two days failed to result in election of a pope.
Seagull becomes focus of world attention by picking high-profile perch.
As the world watches for white smoke, St. Ignatius High School is planning a special way to celebrate the selection of a new pope.
As the conclave to elect the next pope begins, here's a look at some of the cardinals that may become the next Bishop of Rome.
The Vatican is revealing what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of.
How does the papal conclave work?
Day two of the papal conclave dawned under more stormy skies Wednesday as the 115 cardinals gathered inside the Sistine Chapel to select the next pope failed to do so in a fresh round of voting.
Cardinals are returning to the Sistine Chapel for a second day of voting to choose a new pope after their first ballot yielded no winner.
Joining us @7 from Our Lady of Peace Church in Cleveland is Father Damian Ezeani.
As the College of Cardinals convenes at the Vatican, local Catholics prayed for the conclave proceedings.
Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley from Boston is one of the front runners for the papacy.
Any moment now the new pope will introduce himself to the world and the name he picks for himself will be the first indication of his values and his vision for the papacy.
Black smoke poured from a chimney at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel late Tuesday, signaling that a new pope was not elected in the first round of voting by a conclave of cardinals.
Although the conclave to select the next pope begins today, no one is expecting drama on the first day.
Two U.S. cardinals shrugged off their papal chances at their respective Masses on Sunday, as a 115-strong voting body prepares to cast ballots Tuesday for the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
More than 20,000 people have bet hundreds of thousands of dollars on the papal change
More than 100,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday to cheer as Pope Benedict XVI gave his final general audience before making history by being the first pope to resign office since the Middle Ages.
Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date.
As speculation increases about the selection of a new pope, one of the names that has generated a lot of talk has local ties.
Northeast Ohio's Catholic members of the church are interested in who will take the Pope's place.
Three expert Vatican watchers list some of their leading papabile -- Italian for cardinals who might be elected as the next pope.