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Papal Election

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...

St. Francis, Pope Francis And Being 'Right Sized'

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Though I'm not a Catholic, I'm always genuinely inspired by followers of Christ who try to live lives of true humility and true right-sizedness. I hope, for both the sake of his church and the church universal, that Pope Francis lives into the name he has chosen for himself.

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...

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...

Pope Francis I's First Address

Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

Pope Francis addressed the massive crowd in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City for the first time with his speech `'Urbi et Orbi." AP Reports the t...

The Daily Szep: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Paul Szep | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Paul Szep

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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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...

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...

Black Smoke At Sistine Chapel Indicates No Pope Elected

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

With a puff of black smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday morning in Rome, the Catholic Church's College of Cardinals signaled they have...

LIVE VIDEO: Sistine Chapel Smoke Watch

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.13.2013 | Religion

As the 115 cardinal-electors of the Catholic Church are gathered in conclave, The Huffington Post is running a live stream of smoke appearances at the...

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...

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.

Upheaval And Uncertainty Mark Historic Pope Election

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.11.2013 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church ...

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.

Jaweed Kaleem

Vatican Releases New Details On Pope Election

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Modern Ways, Traditional Message

AP | BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 03.08.2013 | Religion

SAO PAULO -- Cardinal Odilo Scherer is known for prolific tweeting, appearances on Brazil's most popular late-night talk show and squeezing into the s...

Jaweed Kaleem

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 ...

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...

Jaweed Kaleem

American Catholics: Church Is Out Of Touch

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...