Pope Francis Declares John Paul II, John XXIII Saints Catholics around the world are celebrating the declaration of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII as saints of the Catholic Church - an unprecedented event made even more historic by the presence of Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.
Pope John Paul II's Baltimore Visit Marked At BasilicaA new exhibit commemorating Pope John Paul II's visit to Baltimore in 1995 is opening at the basilica's museum.
Baltimore Archbishop Going To Rome To Witness Canonizations Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori is traveling to Rome to see the canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII.
Pope Francis Appoints Cardinal Wuerl To Congregation For BishopsWuerl joins the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.
Study: 'Francis' Effect Massive In ItalyA new study has found that "hundreds of thousands" of Italians have returned to the practice of Catholicism because of the new pope.
White House Source: VP Biden To Lead US Delegation For New Pope In RomeVice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation to newly elected Pope Francis' installation in Rome.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio From Argentina Elected New PopeCardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.
Black Smoke From Sistine Chapel: No Pope YetIt was certainly black smoke, but there was some confusion at first because as it poured out of the Sistine Chapel’s chimney stack. The smoke looked gray and it took a little time for it to come out black as the chemicals added to make it darker ignited.

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