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March 2013 Archives

Death of Chavez: Cardinal Urosa Savino Will Celebrate Mass for the Repose in Rome

Death of Chavez: Cardinal Urosa Savino Will Celebrate Mass for the Repose in Rome

Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino, Archbishop of Caracas, will celebrate a "Mass" in honor of the late President of Venezuela Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias in Rome, where he is to attend the conclave that will elect a new pope. continue reading »

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

Latin Americans Hope New Pope Understands Them—And Their Region

If numbers were used to choose the next pope, he might come from Latin America. Four in 10 Catholics live in Latin America, more than any other region, and it is home to the countries with the two largest Catholic populations, Brazil and Mexico, respectively. continue reading »

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals to Meet on March 4 Before Official Conclave

Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a conclave to elect the new pope, the Vatican said Friday. continue reading »

Who are the Members of the College of Cardinals?

Who are the Members of the College of Cardinals?

As the former Pope Benedict, now Pope Emeritus Benedict, enjoys his first hours of retirement with music and praying, the College of Cardinals will be getting down to business very soon. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI to Live Rest of Life as Simple Pilgrim

Pope Benedict XVI to Live Rest of Life as Simple Pilgrim

Benedict XVI, the 265th successor to St. Peter at the helm of the Catholic Church, left the papacy on Thursday to become a simple "pilgrim who is starting the last phase of his pilgrimage on this earth." continue reading »