Mother Teresa will be granted sainthood by Pope Francis on September 4th, giving her the rare trifecta of winning sainthood, the Nobel Prize (1979) and the U.S. Medal of Freedom (1985). Congratulations to …..
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Some remarkable comments from a remarkable interview.
The new straight-talking Pope is wasting no time shaking things up.
The newer, friendlier Pope has crowds coming back to the Vatican and buying more mementoes.
He prayed at Santa Maria Maggiore, one of Rome’s oldest basilicas.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has become Pope Francis I.
At this rate they may make Lionel Messi the first Latin American pope.
Black smoke today means the College of Cardinals has not decided on a new pope. We have new biographies of Peter Turkson and Angelo Bagnasco, two possible replacements — papabiles!
If you’re waiting for the white smoke, here’s your view.
It may not be the Super Bowl, but papal betting has a lively history.
What does the pope have lined up for his last day in office?
He’ll keep his papal name rather than revert to Joseph Ratzinger. The shoes are another matter.
No, he’s not going to be surfing the web.
A true surprise: his papacy will end at 8:00 pm local Rome time on the last day of February.
The BBC explains it all.