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Papal Candidates

New Pope Was 25-1 Underdog

The Associated Press | Oskar Garcia | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Bettors gambling on Pope Benedict's replacement were very much wrong. Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was a consensus 25-1 underdog ...

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.

Dennis Rodman's Papal PR Stunt

AP | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion

ROME -- After raising eyebrows by going to North Korea, former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman is continuing his bizarre global tour by visiting Ro...

The Pope Will Be Austrian Or Honduran

Marco Cáceres | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Marco Cáceres

The choice will depend on whether the 117 Cardinals voting will lean more toward seriously reforming the Catholic Church -- notably as it relates to the continuing problem of pedophilia and lack of transparency -- or roughly keeping to the status quo.

Honduran Papal Candidate Presents Complex Figure

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- To many, Honduran Cardinal Andres Rodriguez Maradiaga embodies the activist wing of the Roman Catholic Church as an outspoken...

Argentina's Very Different Papal Candidates

AP | MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.04.2013 | Religion

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Both are the sons of Italian immigrants. Both are doctrinal conservatives. And both are known for their warm personali...