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Argentine Cardinal Elected Pope; 1st From The AmericasArgentine 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.
No Pope Chosen After 2 More Papal Conclave VotesThe 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.
Cardinals Begin Conclave To Choose Next Pope; No Consensus On 1st VoteAs 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.
Watch The Vatican Smoke CamFollowing 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...
PHOTOS: The Papal Conclave ProcessAs devoted Catholics await patiently, inside the Sistine Chapel will attend 115 cardinals as they vote to select the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church...
On Eve Of Conclave, SF Cardinal Levada Outspoken On New Pope PickCardinal William Levada of San Francisco has not minced words in the days leading up to Tuesday's conclave to replace Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
Former SF Archbishop Prepares For Conclave To Select New PopeThe 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.
Ex-SF Archbishop: Cardinal Tainted In Sex Abuse Scandal Should Help Select New PopeA 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.
Pope's Resignation For 'The Good Of The Church' Says SF ArchbishopDeclaring 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.
California Cardinal Tainted In Abuse Scandal To Vote On Pope Benedict SuccessorLeaders of SNAP, Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, question why Cardinal Roger Mahoney is still being allowed to select a new pope.
New San Francisco Archbishop Appointed; Major Supporter Of Prop. 8A staunch supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban has been named to oversee the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Catholic Church officials announced Friday.
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