Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
It's called the Dirty War in Argentina. From 1976 through 1983 as many as 30,000 people were kidnapped and killed by a military government. The Argentinean Church's reputation was tarnished during that period because of links between some high-ranking Roman Catholic clergymen and the military junta. Now some critics of ...
The newly elected Pope Francis address the world and gave his first blessing.
Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio, or Pope Francis I, will be the first Latin American to fill the role.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was elected by the College of Cardinals to become the first non-European elected as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
CNN struggles to determine smoke color in Vatican City
As Catholic male cardinals chose a new pope, groups of women protested their exclusion from the conclave using pink smoke.
Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is the surprise choice to be the new leader of the troubled Roman Catholic Church, and said he would take the name Francis I. Pope Francis, age 76, appeared on the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica Wednesday, just over ...
Take a look at images of Jorge Bergoglio through the years.
When this chimney atop the Vatican's Sistine Chapel emits white smoke it will signal that a new pope has been chosen. And that's what these pilgrims are waiting to see. The 115 Catholic Cardinals tasked with voting in a new pontiff failed to elect a new Pope after a vote ...