Newly-elected Pope Francis I (Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio) appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Argentine Cardinal Elected Pope; 1st From The Americas

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.


Black smoke rises from a chimney on Sistine Chapel at the Vatican following a second round of voting at the papal conclave Wednesday. (CBS)

No Pope Chosen After 2 More Papal Conclave Votes

The princes of the Roman Catholic Church entered the Sistine Chapel for a second day Wednesday to try and decide on a new pope to replace Benedict XVI, but failed again in their morning round of voting to pick a man for the job.


Faithful, holding umbrellas, look at a giant screen showing the start of the papal election conclave on St Peter's square on March 12, 2013 at the Vatican. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinals Begin Conclave To Choose Next Pope; No Consensus On 1st Vote

As thousands waited in a cold night rain in St. Peter’s Square, the cardinals signaled Tuesday they had failed on their first attempt to find a leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church.


Pope Benedict XVI gives his cardinal ring to newly appointed William Levada of USA on St Peter Square, 25 March 2006 in The Vatican. (Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Former SF Archbishop Prepares For Conclave To Select New Pope

The former Archbishop of San Francisco, William Levada, was among the cardinals in Vatican City Thursday preparing to be locked inside the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to choose the successor to Pope Benedict XVI.