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Jaweed Kaleem

Will Pope Francis Uplift The Poor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion

The day after his election, Pope Francis asked Argentine bishops to skip his formal installation on Tuesday and instead show "closeness" by doing "act...

The Ratings Are In!

Posted 03.15.2013 | Media

The ratings are in for Thursday's extensive coverage of the papal election. After news outlets reported that white smoke was (definitely) blowing f...

PHOTOS: Pope Francis Dominates Newspaper Front Pages

Posted 03.14.2013 | Media

All eyes were on the Vatican when Pope Francis was elected the new pope on Wednesday. There was wall-to-wall coverage of the pope as the world eag...

In Italy, the Catholic Church Proves More Intelligent Than Politicians

Gianni Del Vecchio | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
Gianni Del Vecchio

The Cardinals understood that they needed a pope who is close to the less fortunate, and far from the ostentation and intrigue of the palazzo. And that's who they've chosen.

Jaweed Kaleem

Latin American Catholics Get Boost From Latino Pope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.15.2013 | Religion

As the first Latin American pope after more than 1,000 years of popes from Europe, Pope Francis' election on Wednesday means the leader of the world's...

What Happens Next For Pope Francis?

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — The pomp surrounding his selection was just the beginning of an exceptionally busy few days for Pope Francis. A look at the first...

Catherine New

Retailers Waste No Time Printing Pope Memorabilia

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.13.2013 | Small Business

The moment Pope Francis I stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday, vendors of all things papal went into over...

New Pope Accused Of Involvement In 1976 Kidnappings

Posted 03.14.2013 | World

The election of Pope Francis, previously Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has resurfaced a decades-old controversy surrounding the kidnappings of two J...

Amanda L. Chan

New Pope Only Has One Lung

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was elected to be Pope Francis Wednesday, March 13, only has one lung, according to news reports. The 76-year-old from ...

LOOK: World Leaders React To New Pope

Posted 03.13.2013 | World

Habemus Papam! Catholic leaders elected a new pope on Wednesday in one of the fastest conclaves in recent Church history. Argentine Cardinal Jorge ...

Imagine Catholics and LGBT Rights Complexly

Shawn Ahmed | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Shawn Ahmed

Today was probably the first -- and last -- time someone who is both Muslim and gay will be the one to bring Catholic priests news of a new Pope.

Argentina Celebrates New Pope

AP | DEBORA REY and MICHAEL WARREN | Posted 05.13.2013 | World

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Tears and cheers erupted across Latin America on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hem...

Jaweed Kaleem

NEW POPE!

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

WHITE SMOKE, NEW POPE

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...