Mar 14, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- American Catholic scholars and commentators praised Pope Francis as a spiritual leader for our times, with the ability to unify and renew the Catholic Church.
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- A Venezuelan priest who concelebrated a Mass in Rome for the repose of the soul of President Hugo Chavez said Mass was a gesture of love for God and forgiveness in Christ.
Mar 14, 2013 - 03:13 pm .- After the election of Pope Francis, a crowd of enthusiastic young Catholics gathered in Denver Wednesday afternoon to show their support with prayers and lively chants.
Mar 14, 2013 - 12:23 pm .- The day after he was elected, Pope Francis emphasized that every believer – including bishops, cardinals and Popes – must proclaim Jesus crucified to be true Christians.
Mar 14, 2013 - 12:02 pm .- Within hours of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires being elected as Pope Francis, political and religious leaders from his home country sent their prayers and warm wishes to the new Holy Father.
Mar 14, 2013 - 11:09 am .- At the first press briefing of Pope Francis' pontificate, a more detailed picture of the new Church’s leader and some things he will do differently began to emerge.
Mar 14, 2013 - 07:23 am .- The newly elected Pope Francis joked with cardinals over dinner telling them he hopes God forgives them for having chosen him.
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis made a private visit to Saint Mary Major Basilica this morning and prayed for half an hour at the Altar of the Virgin Mary.
Mar 14, 2013 - 04:03 am .- A Jesuit priest expressed delight at the election of Pope Francis, who is a member of the Society of Jesus, highlighting that the group was founded to serve Christ's Church.
Mar 14, 2013 - 02:06 am .- A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate.
Mar 14, 2013 - 12:04 am .- Prayers and best wishes are being sent from the Knights of Columbus to Pope Francis upon his election today, March 13.