Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now known as Pope Francis I, takes the helm of a Roman Catholic Church that is facing numerous challenges. His predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, left a legacy that was decidedly mixed. So what exactly is Francis up against? 1. Show More Summary
Obama: "Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity."
Just guess. Here's the press release: National Organization for Marriage Welcomes Pope Francis, Stalwart Advocate of Natural Marriage and the Rights of Children “Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio will follow in the steps of Pope Benedict XVIShow More Summary
The new pope, 76-year-old Jorge Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the first pontiff from Latin America and the first Jesuit, but he appears to hold views very much in line with his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Bergoglio has chosen the papal name Francis, becoming the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader [...]
A gathering of Catholic cardinals on Wednesday elected Jorge Mario Bergoglio to become the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Pope Francis I, will succeed Pope Benedict XVI, who abruptly stepped down in February due to health concerns. Show More Summary
The Twitter account of the newly elected Pope Francis I is a fake. The Argentine cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named pope during a conclave to determine the next head of the Catholic Church, after Pope Benedict XVI unexpectedly resigned from the position last month. A Twitter account for the new pope quickly popped up [...]Show More Summary
New Pope Francis I is a conservative in the mold of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II. That’s especially true on the issue of abortion, which he called a “death sentence” for the unborn in 2007. “We aren’t in agreement with the death penalty,” he said during that speech, “but in Argentina we have the death penalty. Show More Summary
In response to White Smoke Rises From Sistine Chapel: A New Pope Has Been Chosen: The LA Times reports: Jorge Mario Bergoglio was named the 266th pope Wednesday, succeeding Benedict XVI as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics...Show More Summary
The Catholic Church has officially selected 76-year-old Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XVI as the next pope. He has taken on the regnal name Pope Francis I. Previous popes have come under fire from political leaders for their conservative views on issues like same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and abortion...
As the New York Times points out, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years. He’s 76 and he’ll be changing his name, as you do, to Francis. Bergoglio takes over from Pope Benedict XVI, who became the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. Show More Summary
Before the vote, many celebrities expressed interest in having their names thrown in the papal hat. Bruce Willis dressed the part for an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" and DJ Diplo started a Twitter hashtag, #diplo4pope.
IT'S A POPE-OFF! Weeks after ex-Pope Benedict XVI (left) called it quits on the Papacy... a brand spankin' new Pope Francis I (right) has been elected.Funny hats aside... the question is...
The archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, has been selected to become the next Pope, leading the Catholic Church. Like his predecessors, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, he is a staunch pro-life advocate when it comes to abortion. He once called abortion a “death sentence” for unborn children, during a 2007 [...]
The conclave of cardinals has announced its decision, white smoke has risen from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, and Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been selected to replace Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped down from his post. The new head of the Catholic Church will take the name Pope Francis I. Here's what some notable people are tweeting about the selection.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been elected the Roman Catholic Church's new Pope. The first Latin American to be Pope, he will call himself Francis I. As Pope Francis I, Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio replaces Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned...Show More Summary
On Tuesday afternoon, 115 Catholic cardinals gathered at the Sistine Chapel in Rome to vote for the successor to the recently-resigned Pope Benedict XVI. After each cardinal took a vow of secrecy before placing their vote written on a rectangular piece of paper, the tally was accumulated and the outcome was announced. Show More Summary
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina is the new pope to succeed Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
A new pope to succeed Pope Benedict XVI has been chosen by Roman Catholic cardinals as white smoke was seen puffing out of the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday.
Ever since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, the Catholic world and the Twitterverse have been abuzz with energy surrounding the big question: Who will be the next pope? And it seems there is finally an answer.
Arab netizens joined the rest of the world today in awaiting news of a new pope, who will replace Benedict XVI. And their reactions followed as soon as the white smoke bellowed from the Sistine Chapel, signalling the election of the pope.