Monthly Archives: March 2013

Papal fans will have to stick with snail mail

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope in 2005, the Vatican quickly (just 16 hours after his election) set up six different email addresses by language for well-wishers to send greetings and prayers. Just two days after … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ schedule and his improvs

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican released an official schedule for Pope Francis March 17-24, but if his first two days as pope were any indication, the schedule was only an outline destined to expand at a moment’s notice. The only … Continue reading

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Pope Francis explains his choice of name

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said that “as things got dangerous” in the conclave voting, he was sitting next to his “great friend” Brazilian Cardinal Claudio Hummes “who comforted me.” When the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio went over the … Continue reading

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Cardinals, free to tweet again, send limited observations

ROME — The cardinal electors who voted in the conclave were cut off from all forms of external communication for the duration of the two-day voting period. But once the conclave was over, they did not immediately fill up their … Continue reading

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The cardinal walking in Piazza Navona who became pope

VATICAN CITY — Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, who has been helping the Vatican press hall during the interregnum, gave journalists his impressions of last night’s election of Pope Francis. We thought we would share his reflections with you here: Sunday … Continue reading

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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis. The election March 13 came on the second day of voting, on the fifth ballot. It was a surprisingly quick … Continue reading

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Humo Blanco de la Capilla Sixtina señala nuevo pontífice

CIUDAD DEL VATICANO (CNS) – Sorprendiendo a las multitudes a nivel mundial, nubes de humo blancas brotarón de la chimenea en el techo de la Capilla Sixtina este 13 de marzo, lo que indica un Papa ha sido elegido en … Continue reading

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