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Many Anticipating Pope’s Inauguration

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics are preparing to fill St. Peter’s Square Tuesday for Pope Francis’ installation.

03/18/2013

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Native Argentinian Overjoyed By Election Of Pope Francis

Maria Ferreyra, of Point Breeze, expressed her excitement and pleasure over the election of an Argentinian cardinal to be the new head of the Roman Catholic Church.

03/13/2013

Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio Elected As New Pope

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.

03/13/2013

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Black Smoke Again, New Pope Not Yet Elected

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.

03/13/2013

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Cardinals Fail To Select Pope In First Vote

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.

03/12/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Preparing For Conclave

While an American is unlikely to be chosen as the pope, there are some who think very highly of Pittsburgh-native Donald Wuerl.

03/11/2013

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Cardinals Set Tuesday As Start Date For Conclave

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.

03/08/2013

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New Vatican Chapel Designed By Pittsburgh Architect

The College of Cardinals met Monday, but they have yet to decide when they will begin the conclave to elect a new pope.

03/04/2013

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Bishop Zubik Wants New Pope To Have A Strong Conviction

The Catholic cardinals met today in the Vatican to begin deciding who should be Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

03/04/2013

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Pope Benedict XVI Holds Final General Audience

Pope Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter’s Square, recalling moments of “joy and light” during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.

02/27/2013

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Cardinal Wuerl Heads To Rome

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.

02/25/2013

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Pope Blesses Thousands In One Of Last Appearances

His arms outstretched in a symbolic embrace, Pope Benedict XVI blessed tens of thousands of cheering people on Sunday in one of his last appearances as pontiff from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

02/17/2013

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Local Clergymen Discuss Pope’s Resignation, Selecting New Leader

KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte is joined by local clergymen to discuss Pope Benedict’s historic resignation and the process of electing a new pope.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–02/16/2013

Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl, Pope Benedict XVI

Who Will Replace The Pope?

As the shepherd of Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI sets the teaching agenda for believers.

02/11/2013

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Pittsburghers Largely Understand Pope’s Decision To Resign

There was some shocking news from the Vatican Monday morning as Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign at the end of the month.

02/11/2013

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