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Papal Election

Pope Francis holds mass at Sistine Chapel

3:55 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Pope Francis holds an inaugural mass at the Sistine Chapel.

Pope rejects some of the luxuries and privileges of his new job

12:18 PM, Mar 14, 2013

As archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio was known for his common touch

Pope Francis prays at Rome basilica in 1st outing

8:22 AM, Mar 14, 2013

Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

JCU's Dr. Paul Murphy on Jesuit, non-European pope

6:39 PM, Mar 13, 2013

He was with us on Monday and predicted a Pope announcement by Wednesday. He was right and he has returned

Cleveland: Bishop Lennon talks about the new pope

6:09 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Read what Bishop Lennon has to say about Jorge Bergoglio being named the new pope.

Latino American community reacts to Latin pope

6:04 PM, Mar 13, 2013

The Latino American community in Cleveland is reacting tonight to the naming of a Latin Pope

Obama sends prayers, warm wishes to new pope

5:07 PM, Mar 13, 2013

President Obama says the selection of the first pope from the Americas speaks to the strength and vitality of the region.

Pope Francis introduced to the world

3:10 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Pope Francis from Argentina announced to the world.

Profile: Pope Francis

3:10 PM, Mar 13, 2013

The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jorge Bergoglio has been selected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. He has taken the papal name of Pope Francis.

Vatican: New pope selected

2:20 PM, Mar 13, 2013

On the second day of the conclave, a new pope has been selected.

Thousands await white smoke, new pope

12:58 PM, Mar 13, 2013

The conclave of cardinals reconvened in the Sistine Chapel late Wednesday for a fourth and possibly fifth round of voting after three earlier ballots over two days failed to result in election of a pope.

Vatican: All eyes on chimney, Cardinals and seagull?

12:16 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Seagull becomes focus of world attention by picking high-profile perch.

St. Ignatius will release white smoke when pope is chosen

11:52 AM, Mar 13, 2013

As the world watches for white smoke, St. Ignatius High School is planning a special way to celebrate the selection of a new pope.

Profiles: Papal contenders

10:31 AM, Mar 13, 2013

As the conclave to elect the next pope begins, here's a look at some of the cardinals that may become the next Bishop of Rome.

Ingredients of papal conclave smoke signals

7:58 AM, Mar 13, 2013

The Vatican is revealing what the smoke signals emerging from the Sistine Chapel chimney are made of.

Papal conclave: How does it work?

6:53 AM, Mar 13, 2013

How does the papal conclave work?

Black smoke: No pope selected yet

6:51 AM, Mar 13, 2013

Day two of the papal conclave dawned under more stormy skies Wednesday as the 115 cardinals gathered inside the Sistine Chapel to select the next pope failed to do so in a fresh round of voting.

Cardinals resume vote on 2nd day of conclave

4:34 AM, Mar 13, 2013

Cardinals are returning to the Sistine Chapel for a second day of voting to choose a new pope after their first ballot yielded no winner.

Three African cardinals possible selection as pope

6:43 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Joining us @7 from Our Lady of Peace Church in Cleveland is Father Damian Ezeani.

Cleveland: Local Catholics pray for Cardinal conclave

5:53 PM, Mar 12, 2013

As the College of Cardinals convenes at the Vatican, local Catholics prayed for the conclave proceedings.

Lakewood: Cardinal with local ties Papal front runner

5:50 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley from Boston is one of the front runners for the papacy.

For a pope, what's in a name?

5:30 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Any moment now the new pope will introduce himself to the world and the name he picks for himself will be the first indication of his values and his vision for the papacy.

Cardinals fail to pick new pope in first vote

2:16 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Black smoke poured from a chimney at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel late Tuesday, signaling that a new pope was not elected in the first round of voting by a conclave of cardinals.

Conclave's Day 1: Don't expect white smoke

9:22 AM, Mar 12, 2013

Although the conclave to select the next pope begins today, no one is expecting drama on the first day.

U.S. front-runners for pope demur

9:21 AM, Mar 12, 2013

Two U.S. cardinals shrugged off their papal chances at their respective Masses on Sunday, as a 115-strong voting body prepares to cast ballots Tuesday for the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.

A new pope? You bet

4:12 PM, Feb 27, 2013

More than 20,000 people have bet hundreds of thousands of dollars on the papal change

Pope Benedict XVI in final address: 'Pray for me'

10:09 AM, Feb 27, 2013

More than 100,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday to cheer as Pope Benedict XVI gave his final general audience before making history by being the first pope to resign office since the Middle Ages.

Pope changes conclave rules, allows earlier start

8:58 AM, Feb 25, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI has changed the rules of the conclave that will elect his successor, allowing cardinals to move up the start date.

Boston Cardinal born in Lakewood among papal candidates

8:47 AM, Feb 25, 2013

As speculation increases about the selection of a new pope, one of the names that has generated a lot of talk has local ties.

Local Catholics question next Pope's direction

5:41 PM, Feb 11, 2013

Northeast Ohio's Catholic members of the church are interested in who will take the Pope's place.