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Pope Election

Pat Robertson Says God Gives More Miracles To 'Simple' Foreigners

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion

Pat Robertson recently attempted to explain why more miracles seem to happen for "simple, humble" foreigners than for Americans, and he said it has to...

Benedict In The Background

The Associated Press | Victor L. Simpson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

The pope leads alone. Benedict XVI's decision to be the first pontiff to step down in 600 years raised a host of questions about his role in the Ch...

The First Jesuit Pope's New Evangelization

Huffington Post Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.14.2013 | Religion

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, is not only the first South American pope in the history of the Church, but he is also the first Jesuit pope and the only m...

PHOTOS: Vatican City Reacts To New Pope

Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Catholic faithful react to the announcement of the new pope, Francis I, in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City:...

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 ...

Stars Who Wanted To Become A Priest Or A Nun

Posted 03.13.2013 | Celebrity

Pope Benedict XVI surprised Catholics around the world when he announced his resignation in February. As the Church's College of Cardinals votes on hi...

Anti-Mafia Police Raid Diocese Of Papal Frontrunner

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

Anti-mafia police on Tuesday raided the homes, offices and clinics in the diocese of papal frontrunner Angelo Scola. According to the Guardian, a stat...

Voting Begins In Earnest

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (Reuters) - Cardinals begin the process of choosing a new pope in earnest on Wednesday, holding their first full day of votin...

Your Perfect Pope Tweet

Posted 03.12.2013 | Comedy

Look, there's a lot of pressure to tweet something funny about the conclave, and we want you to succeed. If you mix up your Pope joke to our precise ...

And So The Election For Pope Begins

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion

* First round of voting inconclusive * No favourite to lead world's 1.2 billion Catholics * Cardinals pray to Holy Spiri...

My Vote for Pope: Father Duty

Robin Gelfenbien | Posted 05.11.2013 | Comedy
Robin Gelfenbien

As the cardinals prepare for the conclave to elect the next pope this week, I would like to recommend a candidate they may have overlooked. Someone I think would be the perfect pope successor. Father Duty.

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Vatican Releases New Details On Pope Election | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

Rumors about the ultra-secret voting for the next pope held at the Sistine Chapel next week have included stories about fierce competition between Ita...

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Vatican Announces Date For Pope Election | 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 ...

Longest Papal 'Primaries' In Church History To Close Tonight

HuffPost Italy | Giulia Belardelli | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

UPDATE: The Vatican has announced that the Papal Conclave will begin on Tuesday, March 12. At 7 p.m. (CET) this evening, following the General Con...

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American Catholics: Church Is Out Of Touch | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion

As Catholic cardinals gather at the Vatican to set priorities for the church and elect a new pope, a recent Quinnipiac University survey indicates tha...

Will Cardinals 'Subscribe' To Notre Dame's Conclave Playlist?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

While Cardinals aren’t sure of the precise date on which they’ll vote for the successor to Pope Benedict XVI, someone is at least working on the c...

'Fake Bishop' Crashes Secret Pope-Selection Meeting

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.05.2013 | Religion

As the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals meets to begin the process of selecting a new pope, a so-called "fake bishop" has been caught seeking ou...

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The Complex Secrecy Behind Electing A New Pope | 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...

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What Happens Now That There's No Pope? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.01.2013 | Religion

As of 8 p.m. in Italy -- 2 p.m. on the U.S. East Coast and not long after landing via helicopter at his retreat at Castel Gandolfo -- Pope Benedict XV...

Pope Benedict XVI Nears End Of Office As Cardinals Prepare For Last Meeting With Him

Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Jaweed Kaleem

As the last members of the College of Cardinals arrive at the Vatican ahead of their final meeting with the pope on Thursday, the flurry of Vatican news has slowed down, but not stopped. Catch upon the latest Vatican headlines.

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Campaigning For Pope Begins Behind Closed Doors | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.26.2013 | Religion

An Italian newspaper publishes a controversial report on an alleged secret network of gay priests in the Vatican. Campaigns start against two American...

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Poll: Large Number Of U.S. Catholics Say They Want An American Pope | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion

As top Catholic leaders from around the world prepare to elect the successor to retiring Pope Benedict XVI, a new survey shows that nearly a quarter o...

12 Pretty Good Reasons Why I Should Be Pope

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

Dear Cardinals: I know you've got a tough job coming up in the conclave. You have to do the impossible: elect a guy who is super holy, wicked smart, speaks about a dozen languages and can run an international conglomerate. So to make things easier, I'd like to suggest a candidate: Me.

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Pope Considering Major Changes Before Retirement | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.20.2013 | Religion

In one of his last major moves before the end of his papacy, Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the rules for the international meeting of card...

Stifling Or Releasing The Spirit?

Dr. Megan McKenna | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Dr. Megan McKenna

The structures of the Church at the Vatican levels are a tight knit and closed system, especially so when it comes to the transfer of power from one pope to the next. However, the process is not based on anything in the founding years of the Church.