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  • Argentinian Pope Bergoglio a moderate focused on the poor

    March 13, 2013 | 1:02 pm

    The first Latin American pope, Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio is a moderate known for his strong negotiating skills as well as a readiness to challenge powerful interests.

    He is a modest man from a middle class family who is content to travel by bus.

    Described by his biographer as...

  • Papal decision made at Vatican [VIDEO/SLIDESHOW]

    March 13, 2013 | 11:20 am

    White smoke poured from the roof of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica pealed, signaling that cardinals had chosen a new pope to lead the troubled Roman Catholic Church after only five ballots.

    The decision by 115 cardinal electors came sooner...

  • Jewish groups outraged at papal preacher’s Good Friday homily

    April 5, 2010 | 11:13 am

    From Catholic Culture:

    Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, provoked international controversy for his April 2 remarks comparing recent criticism of the Church to the “collective violence” suffered by Jews. Towards the conclusion of his Good Friday...