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Pope Francis greets people after celebrating Mass at St. Anne's Parish within Vatican
CLICK FOR THE LATEST NEWS ON POPE FRANCIS. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, but to live in a suite in the Vatican guesthouse where he has been since the beginning of

Newly elected Pope Francis waves to crowd during Angelus at Vatican
Follow Pope Francis’ trip to the United States HERE. By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis said that “as things got dangerous” in the conclave voting, he was sitting next to his “great friend,” Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes “who comforted me.” When the former Cardinal

Pope Francis I addresses world for first time from St. Peter's Basilica
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  A surveying of media reports concerning the 266th pope shows the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to be a man of humble stature, a man of the people and most of all a man of God. Here are some of the more interesting stories on

Pope Francis leaves Sistine Chapel after being elected pope
By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service  VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis is “a Jesuit’s Jesuit” who understands the importance of St. Francis of Assisi in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, said the Jesuits’ secretary for the promotion of the faith. U.S.

Pope Francis I appears for first time on balcony of St. Peter's Basilica
See most recent stories on the pope and the Catholic Church here By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Memes, almost by their very nature, are modern. The world means “a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes” but as we’ve reported

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Two U.S. cardinals described Pope Francis as an ideal choice to lead the church in the modern world. “He is the perfect choice for this moment in the church,” said Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl March 14. Cardinal Timothy M.

By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders worldwide expressed words of hope and joy in calling upon Catholics to come together as one body behind the papacy of Pope Francis. International political leaders also offered words of congratulations and pledged to work with the new pontiff on common

Schnurr press conference
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph After watching the introduction of Pope Francis to the world Wednesday, Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr hosted a press conference at the Synod Hall at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Chains. Many of the media outlets in the greater Cincinnati area were present to