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New Pope 2013

Pope Francis Opens Holy Week With Palm Sunday Service

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.24.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, encouraging people to be humble and young at heart and promi...

Why This Atheist Has a New Hope in Pope Francis

Luis Ruuska | Posted 03.21.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

I might not believe in God, but I believe that Catholics and atheists can work together just as all of humanity can work together towards equality and justice when we put the needs of modern people first and the arcane doctrine second.

Networks Initially Confused About New Pope

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media

The news on Wednesday that the Catholic Church had elected a new pope was treated with an unsurprising amount of excitement from the media. Thousan...

Who Is The New Pope?

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

White smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday evening, indicating that a new Pope had been chosen. The smoke appeared at 7:05 p....

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Vatican Announces Date For Pope Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

The Vatican announced Friday that the Catholic church's College of Cardinals will begin the closed-door papal conclave meetings to elect the new pope ...

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The Complex Secrecy Behind Electing A New Pope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

Derived from the Latin phrase for something locked away "with a key," the papal conclave is one of the world's most secretive elections. Church off...

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Conclave

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 04.18.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — It's a ritual as rich in tradition and symbolism as the Catholic Church can muster: secret oaths, hypnotic Gregorian chants, scar...