Mar 26, 2013 - 02:09 am .- A Vatican-sponsored news application for smart phones known as “The Pope App” has risen to the top of the charts in the iTunes store, reflecting a spike in interest in the papacy and newly-elected Pope Francis.
Mar 20, 2013 - 06:50 am .- Pope Francis told world religious leaders that the desire to search for truth, beauty and goodness is what keeps them all united.
Mar 18, 2013 - 04:45 am .- All the Vatican officials will continue in their positions “until otherwise provided” while Pope Francis takes time for “reflection, prayer and dialogue before making any definitive appointments,” and one can expect changes to happen.
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- Pope Francis began his first words to the Church by saying that the cardinals “went to the end of the world” to find the new Bishop of Rome.
Mar 13, 2013 - 01:01 pm .- Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has become the next Pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis.
Mar 13, 2013 - 09:05 am .- The smoke signals that indicate whether or not a new Pope has been chosen might be earlier than in the past because there are no cardinals in the infirmary.
Mar 13, 2013 - 08:00 am .- Last night black smoke poured out of the Sistine Chapel smoke stack, leaving no doubt that a single cardinal was unable to reach the two-thirds of the vote needed to be elected the next Pope.
Mar 13, 2013 - 05:33 am .- At 11:38 a.m. local time on March 13, black smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel’s chimney, indicating that the cardinals gathered at the Vatican have not yet reached an agreement on the next Pope.
Mar 12, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The Catholic Business Journal is encouraging its readers, radio audience and online subscribers to join in a spiritual bouquet to pray for the cardinal electors as they gather to choose the next Pope.
Mar 12, 2013 - 12:42 pm .- Black smoke rose from the chimney atop the Vatican's Sistine Chapel at 7:42 p.m. local time on March 12, signaling that the College of Cardinals has not yet come to an agreement in electing the Church's new Pope.
Mar 11, 2013 - 10:04 am .- In a change to past papal elections, the new Pope will have the chance to adore Jesus in the Eucharist before he makes his appearance on the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.
Mar 11, 2013 - 07:50 am .- “It’s not journalists that vote in the conclave. It’s cardinals,” Mexican Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera said on Sunday, after celebrating Mass at his titular church of San Francesco di Ripa Grande.
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:02 pm .- An overwhelming majority of the College of Cardinals agreed on holding the conclave March 12 because the Sistine Chapel and St. Martha House needed more time to be ready for it.
Mar 9, 2013 - 06:05 am .- When the white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel to signal the next Pope’s election, Catholics in some cities can gather at local rally points organized in advance to show their support and love.
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:26 pm .- A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray for the Church and the cardinals in the upcoming Papal conclave.
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:05 am .- No one knows who the new Pope will be, but it can be said with certainty that he will be temporarily staying in a new apartment after he is elected.
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:40 am .- The day when cardinals begin to vote for the next Pope will be announced after 7:00 p.m. local time.
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:22 am .- The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a source claimed there is “a lobby” of leakers.
Mar 4, 2013 - 07:00 am .- While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the old establishment are pushing for a quick conclave.
Mar 2, 2013 - 09:05 am .- An Australian cardinal said that future popes are likely to follow in the footsteps of Benedict XVI.
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