White Smoke

  • 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 13, 2013  

    White smoke emanating from a Vatican chimney late Wednesday night signaled a new pope had been elected. Argentine Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio was selected as the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church, assuming the name Pope Francis. Gwen Ifill reports on the election and the celebration in Vatican City. 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