Papal Election

Photo Gallery: The inauguration Mass of Pope Francis

10:32 AM, Mar 19, 2013

Check out a photo gallery from Tuesday's inauguration Mass of Pope Francis courtesy: USA Today.

Pope Francis to Get Simple Coat of Arms, Ring

10:19 AM, Mar 19, 2013

Pope Francis will mix his Argentine past with his Roman present to create his new papal coat of arms.

Covering the Conclave: Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery

12:01 PM, Mar 18, 2013

2 On Your Side's Maryalice Demler is in Italy covering the conclave. Here is a glimpse of some of the behind-the-scenes.

Pope Francis Charms in First Media Address

3:56 PM, Mar 16, 2013

The newly elected pontiff discussed how he came to choose the name Francis at a press gathering at the Vatican on Saturday.

Pope Francis Meets with Cardinals Friday

11:54 PM, Mar 15, 2013

He told the cardinals that the role of older people in the church was to pass on optimism and hope to younger generations.

Maryalice Reports from Vatican City on Pope Francis

11:54 PM, Mar 15, 2013

Maryalice Demler was in St. Peter's Square for the announcement of the new pope, Pope Francis I.

Photo Gallery: Catholic Church Elects New Pope

11:24 AM, Mar 15, 2013

The Catholic Church has elected a new pope.

Buffalo Bishop Talks About New Pope

11:53 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone is out of town, but he spoke with 2 On Your Side by phone Wednesday night from Baltimore where he's attending a meeting.

Who is Pope Francis?

11:52 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Pope Francis has been known for years as a humble man who denied himself the luxuries that previous Buenos Aires cardinals enjoyed.

Pope Francis Begins First Day With a Prayer

11:50 PM, Mar 14, 2013

Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying Thursday at Rome's main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, a day after cardinals elected him the first pope from the Americas in a bid to revive a Catholic Church in crisis and give it a preacher with a humble touch.

Photo Gallery: Assisi, Italy: Where St. Francis is From

12:20 AM, Mar 14, 2013

The Vatican says the Pope chose the name Francis, from St. Francis of Assisi. In the 1200's, Saint Francis was known for his work with the poor in Assisi, located just a couple hours north of Rome. It's a picturesque area, with a basilica housing the saint's remains. It's known to be a very peaceful, serene place that many religious pilgrims visit each year.

Local Catholic Leader Surprised at Choice for Pope

12:00 AM, Mar 14, 2013

Wednesday afternoon, a few parishioners gathered at the Our Lady of Victory Basilica to pray for the new Pope.

White Smoke Rises: Catholic Church Has New Pope

11:46 PM, Mar 13, 2013

The Catholic church has chosen a new pope.

New Pope Brings Joy to Latin American Community

11:46 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Argentine Catholics Overjoyed at First Latin American Pope

10:47 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Latin Americans are reacting with joy to news of the first pope from the hemisphere.

Cardinal Bergoglio Introduced as Pope Francis

10:31 PM, Mar 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis.

No Pope Selected Wednesday Morning

10:06 AM, Mar 13, 2013

The Cardinal-Electors have a busy day ahead of them Wednesday, the second day of the conclave to choose the next pope.

Catholic Students Want New Pope to Revive Faith

11:52 PM, Mar 12, 2013

As the world watches, anxiously awaiting a new Pope, some young people in Western New York say they're looking for specific things from the new leader of the Catholic Church when he emerges.

Black Smoke Emerges: No Pope Yet

10:51 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Black smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel chimney: No pope on first try.  Click the headline for full coverage, including LIVE streaming video and a behind-the-scenes photo gallery.

Many U.S. Catholics Feel Church Is Out Of Touch

9:30 PM, Mar 12, 2013

U.S. Catholics see the Catholic Church as out of touch with their lives and feel the church must do a much better job of dealing with the issue pedophile priests.

A Pope of Color?

9:26 PM, Mar 12, 2013

Friends, Relatives of Cardinal Dolan Watching Vatican

10:12 AM, Mar 12, 2013

He is still seen as a longshot, but Cardinal Timothy Dolan's friends and relatives in the St. Louis area are watching closely as the process of choosing a new pope begins.

Cardinals Celebrate Mass Before Conclave

9:26 AM, Mar 12, 2013

Cardinals celebrated a final Mass on Tuesday before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope

Buffalo's Bishop Talks About Qualities He'd Like To See In New Pope

6:32 PM, Mar 11, 2013

Although Buffalo's Bishop Richard Malone would never say it, it's clear from speaking with him that he feels the next Pope should be someone who has what Pope Benedict in many areas lacked.

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