Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Habemus Papam! Cardinal Bergoglio elected Supreme Pontiff

ROME 13 March 2013 (ACNS) - In the fifth vote, Jorge Cardinal Bergoglio from Argentina was elected as Supreme Pontiff to succeed Pope Benedixct XVI. He chose to be known as Francis.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Conclave Begins to Elect a New Pope

ROME 12 March 2013 (ACNS) - The conclave to select a successor to Benedict XVI begins today in Rome as the 115 Cardinal Electors gather for a solemn mass, followed by the rituals of the conclave in the Sistine Chapel. While much speculation abounds, no clear favorite for Pope has emerged. As the old Italian saying goes, though, "He who enters the conclave as Pope leaves as a Cardinal."