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Pope sets up council to study Church reforms

Apr 13, 2013 - 7:20 PM

UPDATED Pope Francis includes two Europeans two Latin Americans an American an Asian an African and an Australian in the council

Pope completes installation with emotional Rome mass

Apr 08, 2013 - 7:17 AM

Pope Francis completed his installation as pontiff at an emotional ceremony in which he formally took possession of Rome s St John Lateran basilica

Pope Francis calls for action against sex abuse

Apr 05, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Pope Francis urges Vatican disciplinarians to act with determination against sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic clergy

AGAINST SEXUAL ABUSE. Pope Francis urges Vatican disciplinarians to act with determination against sexual abuse committed by members of the Catholic clergy. AFP Photo

Pope to live in Vatican guesthouse 'until further notice'

Mar 27, 2013 - 7:45 AM

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said the new pontiff would remain in the 120 room guesthouse among other members of the clergy until further notice

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after a mass on St Peter's square as part of the Palm Sunday celebration on March 24, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

Pope's gentle message dodges hot button issues

Mar 20, 2013 - 7:01 AM

The first Latin American pope has been heralded by supporters as a progressive but scholars say he is unlikely to bend on Church doctrine and key moral issues were glaringly absent from his speech

INSTALLATION RITES. Thousands of Catholics attend the rites to official begin Pope Francis' papacy. Photo from AFP

Papal inauguration: A guide

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:40 AM

Following are the main stages in a rare and historic event expected to last around two hours with dozens of religious and world leaders as well as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims expected

Pope Francis set for inauguration mass

Mar 19, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend the mass laden with rituals and spectacular imagery

Argentina asks Pope's help in Falklands issue

Mar 19, 2013 - 8:17 AM

Kirchner: I asked his intervention to promote dialogue between the two sides

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner speaks to Pope Francis during their meeting at the Vatican on 18 March 2013. Photo courtesy of the Office of the President, Argentina.

World leaders head to Rome for pope's inaugural mass

Mar 18, 2013 - 12:48 PM

An event that poses an inevitable protocol headache for the Vatican will also be a first test of the former Buenos Aires archbishop s ability to navigate choppy diplomatic waters

This handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office on March 13, 2013 shows Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio, elected Pope Francis I, appearing at the window of St Peter's Basilica's balcony after being elected the 266th pope of the Roman Catholic Church on March 13, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO/OSSERVATORE ROMANO

Pope Francis, servant-leader

Mar 18, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Many voices are calling for Francis to lead a sea change in the affairs of the Catholic Church In a way it’s a tide long coming

'Pray for me', pope urges at 1st Angelus

Mar 17, 2013 - 7:23 PM

UPDATED Pray for me the new Pope said in his first Angelus since his surprise election on Wednesday

FIRST ANGELUS. Pope Francis leads his first Angelus prayer from the window of the apartments at St Peter's square on March 17, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

Searches for 'Bergoglio' online to rise?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:45 PM

Trends for Google searches indicating rise in queries for papal candidates and winners

SEARCHING FOR BERGOGLIO. Search trends indicate a potential growth in people curious about the Catholic Church and its new Pope. Photo from from Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio's fan site on Facebook.

Q and A: Pope Francis through a priest's eyes

Mar 14, 2013 - 2:14 PM

An Argentinian priest living in the Philippines and who knows the new Pope talks to Rappler about him

In Argentina, elated faithful celebrate local pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 7:34 AM

UPDATE Elated and proud Argentines massed at the Buenos Aires cathedral Wednesday March 13 to celebrate the election of the former cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis

Argentine faithful celebrate at the cathedral in Buenos Aires on March 13, 2013, after knowing that Argentina's cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope, to replace the frail Benedict XVI as leader of the world's 1.2 billon Catholics. AFP PHOTO / NA - MARIANO SANCHEZ

IN PHOTOS: Welcoming the #NewPope

Mar 14, 2013 - 5:25 AM

Rappler relives the first time the world met Pope Francis

CONVERSATIONS: What do you think of the #NewPope?

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:35 AM

Netizens weigh in on how the Catholic Church will behave under newly elected Pope Francis I s leadership

Papal names: A symbolic choice for new pope

Mar 14, 2013 - 3:34 AM

Argentinian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first ever pope from the Americas in the history of the Church taking the papal name of Francis I

CONVERSATIONS: Who should be the #NewPope?

Mar 12, 2013 - 5:03 PM

Social media users weigh in on the qualities they are looking for in the next leader of the Catholic Church

Cardinals in Vatican for historic conclave

Mar 12, 2013 - 4:09 PM

The 115 cardinal electors who pick the next leader of 1 2 billion Catholics in a conclave in the Sistine Chapel will live inside the Vatican walls completely cut off from the outside world until they have made their choice

Odds stacked against an Asian pope

Mar 12, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Not only does Asia have just 9 representatives among the cardinals eligible to vote but few move in the inner circles of the Vatican or have held positions within its apparatus

Prepping for 'Papal Fever' online

Mar 11, 2013 - 5:52 PM

Here are Rappler s tips for setting up your own personal conclave information feed

PAPAL PREPARATIONS. Here are some ways to keep tabs on the papal conclave.

'Too easy to put all blame on Church for sex abuse'

Mar 11, 2013 - 8:22 AM

Paris Archbishop Andre Vingt Trois: There is a kind of opinion that is an easy way of ridding society of the issue of pedophilia by putting it on the Church

A monk walks on St Peter's square on March 6, 2013 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO