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Pope Francis (Source: CBS)

Pope Francis Begins Day In Prayer

On his first full day as the Roman Catholic Church’s new Holy Father, Pope Francis began his morning in prayer at the St. Mary Major basilica, Rome’s main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary.



S. Florida Argentineans Cheer New Pope

Buenos Aires Bakery and Cafe on Miami Beach was buzzing Wednesday following the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was selected as the next pope.


Pope Francis (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

New Pope Is Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio

Shortly after 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time Wednesday the Holy Catholic Church revealed its new leader as Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina.


Black smoke billows out from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel indicating that the College of Cardinals have failed to elect a new Pope on March 12, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI's successor is being chosen by the College of Cardinals in Conclave in the Sistine Chapel. The 115 cardinal-electors, meeting in strict secrecy, will need to reach a two-thirds-plus-one vote majority to elect the 266th Pontiff.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

No Pope Chosen On First Papal Conclave Vote

Black smoke billowed out of a chimney atop the famed Sistine Chapel on Tuesday afternoon signaling to the world that a new pontiff had not been selected after the first papal conclave vote.


US cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley arrives for a meeting on the eve of the start of a conclave on March 11, 2013 at the Vatican. Cardinals will hold a final set of meetings on Monday before they are locked away to choose a new pope to lead the Roman Catholic Church through troubled times.  AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE       (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal With S. Fla. Ties Watched Closely In Run-Up To Papal Election

U.S. Cardinal Sean O’Malley is one of the top contenders in the run-up to the papal election. He once served here in South Florida and his cousin still works at Belen Jesuit Prep School.


Filling the seat of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Church.  The task was shrouded in secrecy Monday as each of the 115 cardinals looked to their conscience as to who they will vote for to be the next Pope.  (Source: CBS4)

American Cardinals May Be Considered In Papal Conclave

Filling the seat of St. Peter in the Roman Catholic Church. As of late Monday afternoon, the task was shrouded in secrecy as each of the 115 cardinals looked to their conscience as to who they vote for to be the next Pope.


Cardinal Dolan (Source: CBS4)

Cardinals Debate What Kind Of Pope Is Needed

After a few days of getting to know one another and discussing the problems facing the church, the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City are almost ready to elect a new pope.


Victims of priest abuse urge cardinals to choose the next Pope wisely.  (Source: CBS4)

Victims Of Priest Abuse In Rome To Urge Cardinals To Choose Wisely

While many pilgrams on a spiritual journey are flocking to Rome to observe history in the making, others have made the treck here to expose hurt anger and outrage.


Cardinal Dolan (Source: CBS4)

American Cardinal Reportedly On Pope Short List

The countdown to conclave is on and while cardinals can’t campaign, there are standouts capturing the attention of this city.



Ceremony For The Pope’s Last Monsignors In Miami

A ceremony was held in Miami for seven priests promoted to monsignors, the last to be named in South Florida by recently retired Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.