Papal Transition



Pope Francis Officially Installed as Bishop of Rome With Mass and Ceremony

March 19, 2013

Pope Francis was officially made leader of the Roman Catholic Church at a Mass attended by heads of state and 100,000 pilgrims. Before the ceremony, the pope approached the crowd, kissing infants and giving blessings. James Mates of Independent Television News reports from Rome.

Argentine Faithful Hope Pope Francis Can Reform Vatican Transparency

March 14, 2013

Pope Francis is the first pontiff to hail from Argentina. He's also a huge soccer fan. For more on the pope's South American roots and his home country's reaction to the papal election, as well as the intersection of religion, populism and politics there, Jeffrey Brown talks with Hugh Bronstein of Reuters from Buenos Aires.