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Timeline of the life of Pope Francis (Catholic News Service)
15 Mar 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis was elected to succeed Pope Benedict XVI on 13 March by the conclave of cardinals.  Read more...
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14 Mar 2013 – JERUSALEM (CNS) — Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal commended Pope Francis on his election with the traditional Arabic greeting of “Alf mabrouk,” or “1,000 congratulations.”  Read more...
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14 Mar 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders worldwide expressed words of hope and joy in calling upon Catholics to come together as one body behind the papacy of Pope Francis.  Read more...
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13 Mar 2013 – WASHINGTON (CNS) — Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and chair of CNEWA’s board, congratulated the newly elected pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, who took the name Francis.  Read more...
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13 Mar 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.  Read more...
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13 Mar 2013 – VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Here is the English translation of Pope Francis’s remarks delivered from the balcony after his election as pope.  Read more...
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11 Mar 2013 – NEW YORK — An allegation of sexual misconduct of a minor has been made against the Rev. Hayden Vaverek, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Charleston in South Carolina.  Read more...
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15 Feb 2013 – Pope Benedict’s resignation as pontiff has taken us all by surprise: We are not used to such public renunciations of power and status.  Read more...


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