Wuerl joins the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.
A new study has found that “hundreds of thousands” of Italians have returned to the practice of Catholicism because of the new pope.
Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation to newly elected Pope Francis’ installation in Rome.
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio from Argentina has been elected the new leader of the Catholic Church.
It 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.
The two American cardinals sat on the stage, microphones in hand, fielding questions from the world’s news media on everything from the delayed arrival of some of their colleagues to their own wardrobe choices if elected pope.
Pope Benedict XVI says he’s “deeply shocked” by the “senseless violence” in the Colorado movie theater shootings and is offering his prayers so the survivors and relatives of the victims can find strength.