Pope Francis apparently joined the priesthood after having his affections spurned by a girl.
You’d think after being declared Bishop of Rome and worldwide leader of the Catholic Church that a little something like a hotel bill might escape notice.
To communicate its choice of Pontiff, the Vatican does it old school: with smoke.
NewsFeed presents a quick primer on the 266th Pope.
Apparently, either Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson or Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze should be a slam dunk.
At St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, a jubilant crowd greets Pope Francis
As deliberations over who will be the next Pope continue, cardinals at the Vatican Conclave are more shut off from the outside world than ever.
How will you hear “Habemus Papam!” (We have a Pope!) first?
You’ll find “Ave Maria”, but not “Livin’ on a Prayer”.
A smarmy cardinal tries to manipulate the College of Cardinals.
His cassock was several inches too short, his sash was the wrong colour and, instead of a skull cap, he wore a fedora. But Ralph Napierski somehow managed to get through a Vatican checkpoint and mingle with Cardinals.
As Pope Benedict XVI steps down today he’ll also bid farewell to the Swiss Guards — an elite military unit that has guarded Vatican City for centuries and played a unique role in his papacy.