As devoted Catholics await patiently, inside the Sistine Chapel will attend 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church…
Cardinal William Levada of San Francisco has not minced words in the days leading up to Tuesday’s conclave to replace Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
The Vatican said Friday that cardinals gathered in Rome to elect a new pope would begin the actual election process, known as the papal conclave, on Tuesday.
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The Catholic Church and its 1.2 billion followers are without a leader as Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff in 600 years to step down Thursday.
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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.
Pope Benedict XVI was greeted by thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his final address.
A prominent member of the US Catholic hierarchy who will take part in the selection of the next pope says retired Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony should also participate in the process.
Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 – becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil.