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Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Leader of World's 1.2 Billion Catholics

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM EDT

Catholics Anxious for Change from Pope Francis

Catholics Anxious for Change from Pope Francis

Pope Francis has finished his first full day as the new leader of the Catholic Church and it was a busy one at Vatican City. Here at home, Catholics who want to see some changes in the church are anxious to see...

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 06:54 AM EDT

Dolan’s Mother Happy Son Wasn't Elected Pope

Dolan’s Mother Happy Son Wasn't Elected Pope

Although some Americans were disappointed that Cardinal Timothy Dolan wasn’t elected to the Papacy, his mother was relieved.

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 01:29 PM EDT

Papal Election Stirs Argentina's "Dirty War" Past

Papal Election Stirs Argentina's "Dirty War" Past

Pope Francis is known for his humility, his reluctance to talk about himself. The self-effacement, admirers say, is why he has hardly ever denied one of the harshest allegations against him: That he was among...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 01:15 PM EDT

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

Pope's Partial Lung Shouldn't Affect Duties

The new pope has daunting challenges ahead ranging from the church sex abuse scandal to reinvigorating the flock. And the 76-year-old Francis will have to do it all with just one whole lung. The Argentine...

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:54 PM EDT

Argentinians Celebrate Election of Pope Francis

Argentinians Celebrate Election of Pope Francis

Argentinians in New York rejoice over the election of the new Catholic leader.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:28 PM EDT

Excitement in Rome as New Pope is Elected

Excitement in Rome as New Pope is Elected

Thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square in Rome when the Archbishop of Buenos Aires was revealed as the new pope. David Ushery reports from Rome.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:58 PM EDT

New Pope Was Always Hands-On, Local Priest Says of Friend

New Pope Was Always Hands-On, Local Priest Says of Friend

Monsignor Hilary C. Franco of Westchester came to know the new pope while working at the Vatican. He says his friend was always hands-on with the community and never passed up the chance to share a scripture or...

Thursday, Mar 14, 2013 at 03:21 PM EDT

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Has "Won Our Hearts"

Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis Has "Won Our Hearts"

Hours after Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was announced as the new pope, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis I, was already taking his role "very seriously."

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 06:38 PM EDT

NYC Seminary Students Cheer Selection of Pope

NYC Seminary Students Cheer Selection of Pope

Seminary students in Queens celebrated the selection of Pope Francis. Andrew Siff was there when it happened.

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 10:18 PM EDT

Xavier High School Students Excited About First Jesuit Pope

Xavier High School Students Excited About First Jesuit Pope

Students at the Jesuit-run Xavier High School celebrated the announcement of the new pope. Pope Francis from Argentina is the first Jesuit leader, making the connection stronger for some students. Brynn Gingras...

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been announced as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He has taken the name Pope Francis and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who formally ended his papacy on Feb. 28. Refresh this page often for complete coverage.