Papal Conclave 2013

Pope Francis I was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio and was elected to Pope on March 13. 2013. He is a Jesuit-ordained priest from Argentina. Theology…

Jorge Bergoglio has been named!  Jorge Bergoglio is the Pope, his papal name is FrancisI  . He is the 265th successor of St Peter. He will…

What does a pope do? The pope is the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, as everyone knows, but what power do popes have? In…

What is the Roman Curia? The Roman Curia, which works to support the pope, is the central cabinet or governing body of the Roman Catholic…

Who is Roger Mahony? Mahony, a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, is the former Archbishop of Los Angeles. Mahony retired as head of the…

Who is Timothy Dolan? Dolan, a contender to succeed Pope Benedict XVI, is an American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the Archbishop of…

As most informed Catholics know, the Cardinals from all over the world have gathered in Rome soon to choose in a Conclave a new Pope…

Who he is: Cardinal Marc Ouellet is a Canadian cardinal of the Catholic church, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical…

Who he is: Cardinal Peter Erdo of Hungary is a serious contender to become the next pope, succeeding Benedict XVI, despite his relatively youthful age…

The papal conclave boundaries are being set. The next pope must be “very aware” of the need for vigilance in preventing clergy sex abuse and…

Who he is: Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco is the Archbishop of Genoa and widely considered a candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. His origins: Bagnasco was…

Countering much speculation that next Pope will be chosen based on geographic concerns, three American cardinals say the best candidate to succeed Benedict XVI is…