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Conclave 2013

3 Ways Pope Francis Will Emulate His Namesake

Stephen White | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Stephen White

Francis of Assisi is among the most beloved saints of the Church. In taking the name Francis, the new pope has signaled to the world something of his intentions for his papacy.

Inside The Intrigue Of Pope Francis' Papal Election

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion

From the first ballot, under the Last Judgment of Michelangelo, Jorge Mario Bergoglio obtained more votes compared to the two Cardinals considered mor...

Habemus Papam: Memo To The New Pope

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Bekeh Utietiang

What makes us church is love, and may that love guide your actions. You can always be assured of my prayerful support for you and your ministry.

Jaweed Kaleem

NEW POPE! | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires has been elected the 266th pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Pope Francis. He is the firs...

Meet The New Pope

Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church, taking the name Francis. The Associated Press ...

The Funniest Tweets From The Sistine Seagull

Posted 03.13.2013 | Comedy

Tensions were high as the cardinals entered the Sistine Chapel to determine who would be the next pope. But, thanks to one little birdie the day saw s...

Curiosity About Papal Elections, 500 Years Earlier

Brett Foster | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Brett Foster

If you don't like the fellow whom the cardinals elect, then there are always other elections to look forward to. It seems a safe bet that our fascination with the practices and outcome of that future election will be just keen then as it is now -- just as it was 500 years ago.


The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

White smoke appeared at the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday afternoon indicating that a pope has been elected and has accepted the position. Accor...

A Catholic School Girl Turned NYC Skeptic's Take on the Conclave

Kristin Ciccone | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Kristin Ciccone

Men of conclave, you will reach a Decision soon, I am sure of it as the well being of your church and livelihood depends on it. But how many more conclaves can go on without a shift in thinking?

How The Papal Conclave Could Renew Religion: My Two Votes For Pope

Matthew Fox | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion
Matthew Fox

Overnight, the image of the hierarchical church would improve. Women's oppression and subjugation, a moral issue the world over, would become more visible on our ethical radar.

Black Smoke At Sistine Chapel Indicates No Pope Elected

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

With a puff of black smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday morning in Rome, the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals signaled they have...

LIVE VIDEO: Sistine Chapel Smoke Watch

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

As the 115 cardinal-electors of the Catholic Church are gathered in conclave, The Huffington Post is running a live stream of smoke appearances at the...

Topless Women Protest Conclave

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | World

VATICAN CITY, March 12 (Reuters) - Police wrestled two topless women to the ground during a brief protest in St Peter's Square outside the Vatican o...

WATCH LIVE: Cardinals Process Into Sistine Chapel To Elect New Pope

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Starting 4:30 p.m. CET (11:30 a.m. EDT / 8:30 a.m. PDT), The Huffington Post is going to live stream the procession of cardinals into the Sistine Chap...

WATCH LIVE: Mass For The Election Of The Pope

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Starting at 10 a.m. CET (5 a.m. EDT / 2 a.m. PDT), The Huffington Post will live stream the pro eligendo Pontifice Mass, or the Mass for the Election ...

Vatican Makes Final Preparations For Papal Conclave

Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

By Alessandro Speciale Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) As the Vatican prepares for the opening of the conclave on Tuesday (March 12) to e...

Giulia Belardelli

Black Smoke Expected On First Day As Conclave Commences To Choose Next Pope | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

On the eve of the conclave, final preparations are taking place at a feverish pace. Monday afternoon the necessary staff and personnel will be sworn i...

Networks FINALLY Send Top Talent To Rome

Posted 03.12.2013 | Media

Networks finally sent their top anchors to Rome to cover the arrival of the new pope. Pope Benedict XVI became the first pontiff to resign from his...

Conclaves, Pheromones and the Pure Religion

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion
Marie Woolf

A whole past of faith and of beauty emerges in front of our eyes thanks to watercolours brushed by a hand of an artist, responsible for love.

Andy Campbell

The DOs And DON'Ts Of Cardinal Fashion This Season (PHOTOS) | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.12.2013 | Weird News

The Good Book teaches us judge not, lest ye be judged. But we're going to break that rule to pick apart the couture of 115 stylin' high-ranking Cathol...

Conclave Is The Final Stretch Of Long Campaigns For Papacy

Reuters | Tom Heneghan | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 11 (Reuters) - The conclave to pick a Roman Catholic pope is the dramatic final stage of a secretive election process that quie...

Picking The Pope: Holy Spirit Or 'Groupthink'?

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) In Catholic theology, as in the popular imagination, the closed-door conclave to elect a new pope is supposed to be guided by the H...

Increasing Divisions, Culture Clash Among Cardinals

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion

The first general congregation of the day failed to come up with a date for the conclave, as father Federico Lombardi, spokesperson for the press offi...

Latest From Rome

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.06.2013 | Religion

“There is still no date set for the conclave,” stated father Federico Lombardi, director of the press room for the Holy See, even before journalis...