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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.

CBS4–03/12/2013

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.

03/11/2013

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.

CBS4–03/11/2013

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.

CBS4–03/10/2013

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.

CBS4–03/10/2013

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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.

03/10/2013

As the world watches, Vatican City holds its breath.  For a second Sunday the holiest seat in the Roman Catholic Church is vacant. (Source: CBS4)

Cardinals Look For Attitude Of Change In New Pope

As the world watches, Vatican City holds its breath. For a second Sunday the holiest seat in the Roman Catholic Church is vacant.

03/10/2013

Cardinals arrive at the Paul VI hall for the opening of the Cardinals' Congregations on March 4, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Conclave Of Cardinals: How Does It Work?

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.

CBS4–03/04/2013

Pope Benedict XVI waves to pilgrims, for the last time as head of the Catholic Church, from the window of Castel Gandolfo where he will start his retirement on February 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. s  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

South Florida Watched Final Hours Of Pope Benedict’s Papacy

Pope Benedict XVI is in the final hours of his papacy and South Florida Catholics are watching every moment of his historic resignation.

CBS4–02/28/2013

Pope Benedict XVI blesses faithful at the end of his last weekly audience on February 27, 2013 at St Peter's square at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI will hold the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter's Square on Wednesday on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS,GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Full Text Of Pope’s Final General Audience Speech

Today, Benedict XVI celebrated his last general audience. In St. Peter’s Square, crowded with tens of thousands of people wishing to bid him farewell, the Pontiff said: “Thank you for coming in such large numbers to this, my last general audience. Thank you, I am truly moved! And I see the Church is alive! I think we also have to thank the Creator for the beautiful weather that He is giving us now, even in winter.”

02/27/2013

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