Good Friday is once again an official national holiday in Cuba.
A new era at the Vatican will officially start a little after 4 a.m. eastern time when Francis will be installed as the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
The race to replace Pope Benedict XVI is underway at The Vatican as more than 100 cardinals gathered Monday without a Pope to lead them. They’re holding two meetings Monday, in which they may set a date for the next conclave to select a new Pope.
Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.
Many of South Florida’s 1.3 million Catholics woke early Wednesday morning to watch Pope Benedict’s last general audience before he officially steps down on Thursday.
Catholics may have a new Pope sooner than expected. Just a few days before he steps down, Pope Benedict the 16th revised the rules for how his successor is chosen. Cardinals no longer have to wait 15 days after the Pope resigns to begin voting for a new Holy Father. Meantime, Miami’s Archbishop Thomas Wenski weighed in on the selection of the next Pope while talking to CBS4’s Brian Andrews.
The world watched as Cardinal Jospeh Ratzinger of Germany stepped into history eight years ago taking the helm of the Catholic Church.
An emotional homecoming at Miami International Airport for Archbishop Thomas Wenski and dozens of followers who returned to South Florida after making a historic pilgrimage to Cuba to see Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Benedict XVI headed back to Vatican City after a three-day trip to Cuba.
Pilgrims from South Florida and Cuba’s faithful gathered at Old Havana’s historic cathedral as Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski celebrated mass alongside members of the Cuban clergy.