March 13, 2013

Pope Francis: Cardinals Went to End of World to Find Me

Pope Francis asked the crowd for the favor of praying for him in silence before he gave his blessing.

March 13, 2013

Vatican Details How New Smoke Signals Are Produced

Vatican has sought the help of ‘modern chemistry’ to produce more easily distinguishable shades of smoke.

March 13, 2013

Businessmen Join in Spiritual Bouquet for Cardinal Electors

Spiritual bouquets are prayers and penances that one offers for someone else.

March 12, 2013

Cardinal Sodano Prays for a Pope Generous in Charity

A possible first vote for the new pope could take place this evening, Rome time.

March 11, 2013

Day Before Conclave, No Clear Favorite Stands Out

NEWS ANALYSIS: Some fear a long conclave, since each cardinal has approximately the same odds of becoming pope.

March 8, 2013

As Conclave Nears, Media Play a Role

NEWS ANALYSIS: Leaking confidential Vatican information has a way of influencing the conclave and the life of the Church.

March 8, 2013

Conclave Date to Be Announced After 7pm Rome Time

All voting cardinals are present in Rome and are expected to decide the conclave’s start date.

March 7, 2013

Cardinal Bertone: New Pope Must Have Docility and Strength

New pope faces the challenge of encouraging society to make our world more humane and peaceful.

March 7, 2013

Book on Benedict XVI’s Final Speeches Planned

The Vatican Publishing House will release two books by the pope emeritus.

March 7, 2013

New Book Shows Adult Stem Cells as Medical ‘Paradigm Shift’

Its co-author says the success of adult stem cells has been so great that there is no reason to continue embryonic stem-cell research.

March 7, 2013

Profile of Future Pope Begins to Take Shape

The New Evangelization is one of the principal themes discussed in the pre-conclave meetings.

March 5, 2013

Argentinian Cardinal: ‘God Spoke Through Pope Benedict’

Cardinal Esteban Karlic believes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s decision to resign is a message of God’s love.

March 4, 2013

Some Cardinals Hope for Quick Conclave

NEWS ANALYSIS: Electors arrive in Rome to elect a successor to Benedict XVI.

March 4, 2013

‘Church Changing Big Time,’ Says Cardinal Dolan

N.Y. cardinal said the Mass helps Catholics understand the nature of the papacy.

March 1, 2013

Cardinals Set Date for Meetings About Next Pope

First general congregation of the cardinals will take place on March 4.

February 28, 2013

Pope Benedict’s Kiss Goodbye

Infant son of a CNA editor received a farewell kiss from Pope Benedict.

February 28, 2013

Benedict's Final Meeting With Cardinals

Speaking to 144 cardinals in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, he pledges his ‘unconditional reverence and obedience’ to his successor.

February 28, 2013

Pope’s Final Audience Was Bittersweet for Bishops

Archbishop Fisichella reflects on the impact of Pope Benedict’s papacy.

February 27, 2013

Benedict’s Last Wednesday Audience: God Will Guide Church in Days Ahead

The Holy Father reflects on his last eight years as the bishop of Rome.

February 26, 2013

Pope Benedict’s Post-Papal Attire: White Cassock, Brown Shoes

Pope's simple outfit will complement his quiet life at the monastery.

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