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Papal Conclave

Alissa Scheller

Radical Change In Catholic Church Over The Last 100 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 02.24.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals this weekend, most from the developing world, marking a shift in the hierarchy of the Catholic church. For muc...

Pope Francis: I Love This Guy

Neal Wooten | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Neal Wooten

As this guy continues to go off script and shoot from the hip, he might be giving nightmares to his advisors and the core Vatican hierarchy, but he's touching a whole segment of the population that other pontiffs have been unable to reach.

Cardinal Knowledge -- A Cartoon

Mike Spicer | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Mike Spicer

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Inside The Conclave: Extra Omnes To Habemus Papam

AP | RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- Three rounds of ballots had been cast with no winner, but it was becoming clear which way this conclave was headed. When the cardinal...

Catching The Spirit: The New Pope, Pentecostalism And The Global South

David Briggs | Posted 05.14.2013 | Religion
David Briggs

What may matter more than the new pope's nationality is his commitment to allowing the growth of lay leadership and culturally sensitive worship that is at the heart of the success of the Pentecostal movement.

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...

Habemus Papam: Memo To The New Pope

Rev. Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. 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.

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 ...

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....

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.

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.

What Makes Papal Conclave Smoke Black Or White?

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican is revealing what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of, after the stir caused by how muc...

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...

Next Pope's Name? Bookies Like Leo, But John Is Most Popular Historically

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion

As Catholics around the world watch for white smoke above the papal conclave this week, speculation about the next pope's choice for a holy moniker is...

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...

The Most Important Catholic Is..

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

I'm no theologian, but I have heard for a lifetime, from Catholic preachers and teachers of all stripes, that "the least" matter the most in the eyes of God.

All Eyes On The Vatican

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.12.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — White smoke or black smoke? Maybe it's easier just to wait for a text message that a new pope has been elected. A Cat...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Reflections On Christian-Muslim Relations And The Legacy Of Pope Benedict XVI

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 03.11.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

As the conclave begins on Tuesday, much of the Muslim world looks at the future of the papacy with a hope that the new pope will build on the positive aspects of the previous two papacies and create a relationship of deeper dialogue and mutual understanding with the Muslim community.

EXCERPT: Will Evangelical Catholics Save the Church?

George Weigel | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
George Weigel

2013-03-11-9780465027682_p0_v2_s260x420.JPGGrasped in its fullness, Evangelical Catholicism invites Catholics (and indeed all who are interested in the Catholic Church) to move beyond the left/right surface arguments of past decade and learn a new way of looking at the recent Catholic past.