Cardinal Donald Wuerl
White smoke signifying the election of a new pope began billowing out of the Sistene Chapel’s chimney just after 7 p.m. local time.
Black smoke again billowed from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on Wednesday, meaning that Catholic cardinals hadn’t elected a pope on their second or third rounds of balloting.
It is the first day Cardinals of the Catholic Church can elect a new pope. While a pope could be elected on the first ballot, most believe that is highly unlikely.
While an American is unlikely to be chosen as the pope, there are some who think very highly of Pittsburgh-native Donald Wuerl.
Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, signaling that they were wrapping up a week of discussions about the problems of the church and who best among them might lead it.
Former Bishop Of Pittsburgh, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, has been discussed a potential next Pope.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John talk to Cardinal Donald Wuerl about his reaction to Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – He was the bishop of Pittsburgh for 18 years. After that, he was made the archbishop of Washington, D.C. Within the last month, he was elevated to the College of Cardinals of […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the former bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, is set to return to his hometown this weekend. The newly-elevated Cardinal will celebrate Mass, which will be open to the […]
VATICAN CITY (KDKA) – The newly-installed Cardinal Donald Wuerl received his traditional gold ring today following Saturday’s ceremony to elevate him to his new rank. Pope Benedict XVI presented the rings to the 24 newly-appointed […]