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.
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.
Cardinal Donald Wuerl will arrive in Rome shortly to help elect a new pope.
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.
KDKA Radio’s Rob Pratte spoke with Bishop Zubick about young people and their role in the Catholic church.
It is nearly impossible to look at the photos of the children who died at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and not ask, “Why would God allow this to happen?” or “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
One group in Ellwood City has found a creative way to circumvent a potential lawsuit by displaying a nativity scene in front of the municipal building.
No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.
Rev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
It was a busy Sunday morning for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. He answered some tough questions from CBS’ Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” as he defended comments he made about the President on Saturday in Ohio.
KDKA AM’s Larry Richert talks to Duquesne University’s Father Naos McCool about God, sports, and Tim Tebow.
An out-of-state atheist group was expected to face off with officials in a local community this morning over a nativity display at the municipal building; but the supposed showdown ended up being an overwhelming show of support.
A Veterans Affairs policy prevents the mention of religion by voluntary honor guards at funerals unless the family of the deceased gives consent before the service.