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Pope says world religious leaders united by truth, beauty

Pope Francis told world religious leaders that the desire to search for truth, beauty and goodness is what keeps them... Read more

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Pope sends love to Argentina before inauguration

After asking Argentinians not to come to Rome and give to the poor instead, Pope Francis called a large gathering... Read more

Argentinian pilgrims lead the rush into Saint Peter's Square on the morning of Pope Francis' March 19, 2013 inauguration.

Pilgrim at Pope's Mass: 'Today everyone feels Argentinian'

Everyone felt a little Argentinian and extremely happy today, according to members of diverse religious orders who attended the Pope’s... Read more

The faithful listen as Pope Francis delivers the homily at his March 19, 2013 inauguration.

Everyone must be 'protector' like St. Joseph, Pope says

Pope Francis called on all people to be “protectors,” like Saint Joseph, by watching over and caring for the poor,... Read more

Posters welcoming Pope Francis are spreading across Rome as the city prepares for the newly elected Pope's inauguration on March 19, 2013.

Pope Francis' inauguration brings world to Rome

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to converge on St. Peter’s Square March 19 for the installation of Pope... Read more

Pope Francis, his coat of arms and motto. CNA file photo.

Pope keeps motto of mercy from Buenos Aires

Pope Francis decided this morning that he would keep both the motto and coat of arms that he used during... Read more

Pope Francis gives his first Angelus from his window at St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis cracks two jokes in first Angelus, winning more hearts

The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today after he cracked two jokes during his very first Angelus prayer in... Read more

YouTube video celebrates Pope Francis

A YouTube video produced by the grassroots political organization Catholic Vote is celebrating the election of Pope Francis to “give... Read more

Ambassador Jim Nicholson.

Former Vatican diplomat sees wisdom of Holy Spirit in Pope's election

Despite “seeming anomalies” in the election of Pope Francis, a former ambassador to the Vatican said that seeing the event... Read more

(L-R) Kim Daniels, Prof. Robert George, and Maureen Ferguson

Pope Francis seen as humble man who can unite, rebuild Church

American Catholic scholars and commentators praised Pope Francis as a spiritual leader for our times, with the ability to unify... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan speaks at the North American College on March 13, 2013.

Pope Francis to cardinals: 'I hope God forgives you'

The newly elected Pope Francis joked with cardinals over dinner telling them he hopes God forgives them for having chosen... Read more

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Pope spends half hour asking Mary for protection

Pope Francis made a private visit to Saint Mary Major Basilica this morning and prayed for half an hour at... Read more