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Catholics worldwide mobilize support for new Pope

Mar 9, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

When the white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel to signal the next Pope’s election, Catholics in some cities can... Read more


Rome youth center to host perpetual adoration during conclave

Mar 8, 2013

A center for students and young people in Rome has announced that it will host 24-hour Eucharistic adoration to pray... Read more


New Pope will have to wait to move in

Mar 8, 2013

No one knows who the new Pope will be, but it can be said with certainty that he will be... Read more

Father Federico Lombardi announces that the conclave date will be known after 7 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

Conclave date to be announced after 7 pm local time

Mar 8, 2013

The day when cardinals begin to vote for the next Pope will be announced after 7:00 p.m. local time.  Read more


As conclave nears, tactics get more aggressive

Mar 8, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The media silence of the cardinals resulted in an anonymous interview to the Italian newspaper La Repubblica in which a... Read more

Cardinals participate in the Nov. 2012 consistory in St. Peter's Basilica.

Old establishment cardinals hope for quick conclave

Mar 4, 2013

By Andrea Gagliarducci

While the cardinals created by Benedict XVI arrive in Rome and get acquainted with the pre-conclave operations, cardinals from the... Read more


Future Popes will mirror Benedict XVI, says cardinal

Mar 2, 2013

An Australian cardinal said that future popes are likely to follow in the footsteps of Benedict XVI.  Read more


Spanish bishop says Benedict is latest in line of holy Popes

Feb 25, 2013

Throughout the past century, God has blessed the Church with exceptional Popes, including Benedict XVI, said Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Pope says Lent is spiritual battle

Feb 17, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI used his second to last Angelus to tell thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square that... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI. CNA File photo.

Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement

Feb 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign from his duties as Pope on February 28th, 2013.  Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, attends a reception after his ordination on Jan. 6, 2012

New nuncio conveys Pope's love for Irish Catholics

Feb 24, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI understands the struggles of the Irish Church and holds it in special esteem, new apostolic nuncio Archbishop... Read more