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  • March 28, 2013   BY  

    As part of Holy Thursday celebrations March 28, Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners at a youth detention center in Rome to mark Jesus’ same gesture when he washed the feet of the 12 apostles the night before his crucifixion. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading

  • March 19, 2013  

    As Pope Francis officially assumes his title, he will face some established challenges and scandals. But the pontiff has already signaled a shift and charmed followers by preaching for greater humility. Jeffrey Brown talks with John Allen from the National Catholic Reporter and CNN about what messages the pope may hope to send. Continue reading

  • March 15, 2013  

    In other news Friday, trading group CR Intrinsic will pay $600 million in a settlement with the SEC over allegations that a manager made trades on a drug for Alzheimer’s disease. Also, the Vatican struck back at claims that Pope Francis didn’t intervene or confront the bloody Argentine dictatorship starting in the late ’70s. Continue reading

  • March 14, 2013  

    Following his historic election, Pope Francis’ first day was no-nonsense, as he collected his belongings before moving into his new life as pontiff. The 76-year-old Argentine native is the first non-European pope in 12 centuries, though he is the son of Italian immigrants. Jonathan Rugman of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading

  • 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. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013    

    It took cardinals only two days to elect the new leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Roman Catholics on Wednesday afternoon: Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the first pope from South America. He took the name Pope Francis. Continue reading

  • March 13, 2013    

    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 13, 2013  

    Pope Francis is known as a humble man, invested in issues of poverty, who is socially progressive and doctrinally conservative. Ray Suarez talks to Chester Gillis of Georgetown University and Sister Simone Campbell of NETWORK, a social justice organization, about how the new pontiff will help shape the Catholic Church. Continue reading

  • March 6, 2013  

    A poll released Wednesday found that more than half of U.S. Catholics feel that the Vatican is out of touch with peoples’ needs, though most also said that their own parish is responsive. Ray Suarez talks with Scott Appleby of University of Notre Dame and James Towey of Ave Maria University about Catholicism at a crossroads. Continue reading

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