• March 13, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko  

    As the first three rounds of voting Tuesday and Wednesday failed to produce a pope, the 115-member conclave will keep trying Wednesday afternoon with renewed hopes of reaching consensus. There’s no clear frontrunner, but out of the cardinals who are eligible to become the 266th pontiff, certain ones are being discussed as possibilities. Continue reading

  • March 12, 2013  

    In other news Tuesday, 115 Roman Catholic Cardinals convened a conclave to begin the papal election process. Their first first vote was inconclusive, but they will resume voting Wednesday. Also, a Colorado judge entered a not guilty plea for James Holmes, the man accused of last July’s mass shooting in a movie theater. Continue reading

  • March 8, 2013  

    In other news Friday, North Korea canceled its non-aggression pact with South Korea, while leader Kim Jong-un met with frontline soldiers. Also, a conclave of 115 Roman Catholic Cardinals will take part in the secret vote to elect a new pope beginning in Rome. Continue reading

  • February 28, 2013   BY Larisa Epatko 

    After nearly eight years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals in Rome that he would resign, citing poor health. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2012  

    In other news Friday, at least 25 people died in Syria when an explosion rocked an intersection in Damascus. Government officials claimed the blast was the result of a suicide bombing, but opposition activists accused the regime of staging the attack. Also, five NATO troops were killed in a series of bombings in Afghanistan. Continue reading

  • April 15, 2002   BY Admin 

    Pope John Paul II has summoned American cardinals to the Vatican for a meeting next week to discuss the recent sex scandals that have rocked Catholic churches in the U.S. Continue reading