Papal Conclave

Pope Francis I was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio and was elected to Pope on March 13. 2013. He is a Jesuit-ordained priest from Argentina. Theology…

Who he is: Cardinal Peter Erdo of Hungary is a serious contender to become the next pope, succeeding Benedict XVI, despite his relatively youthful age…

On his last full day as pope, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an unusually personal and emotional farewell address, thanking the faithful around the world for…

American participation in conclaves is still relatively new in Church history. The first American cardinal was named in 1875, John McCloskey of New York. He…

When the pope dies, the cardinals are summoned to Rome by the dean of the college of cardinals for the conclave that will elect the…