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Papal News

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)

Bay Area’s Pelosi, Eshoo Join Vice President For Pope’s Installation

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo are joining Vice President Joe Biden on his trip to the Vatican for the installation Mass of Pope Francis next week.

03/15/2013

Pope Francis, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, appears at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican.  (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area College Students Get Firsthand Look At New Pope

A group of Bay Area college students got the chance of a lifetime, getting a first hand look as the new pope was introduced to the world at the Vatican on Wednesday.

03/14/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Bay Area Catholics Welcome New Pope Who Shares San Francisco’s Namesake

Bay Area Catholics reacted with surprise, joy and cheers on Wednesday at news that Argentine cardinal Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio had become the first pope from the Americas.

03/13/2013

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

Gov. Brown Pleased New Pope Is A Jesuit

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who trained as a Jesuit, said Wednesday that he is pleased to see a Jesuit elected pope.

03/13/2013

New Pope, Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio appears at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images)

New Pope Brings Conservative Views On Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion

Bergoglio is known to be conservative on spiritual issues. He opposes abortion, same-sex marriage and supports celibacy. However, according to the National Cathedral Reporter’s John Allen, “he’s no defender of clerical privilege, or insensitive to pastoral realities.”

03/13/2013

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.

03/13/2013

The Conclave Of Cardinals Have Elected A New Pope To Lead The World's Catholics

PHOTOS: Pope Francis I

Newly elected Pope Francis I speaks to the waiting crowd from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City & will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics…

03/13/2013

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.

03/13/2013

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.

03/12/2013

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Watch The Vatican Smoke Cam

Following each round of voting, cardinals will burn their ballots, emitting smoke from a Sistine Chapel chimney. White smoke indicates a new pope, black signifies an inconclusive vote…

03/12/2013

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