VATICAN CITY (RNS) In a sign of how much change Pope Francis may usher into the papacy, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodoxy will attend Tuesday’s installation Mass — for the first time in more than 1,000 years.
Much is being said about the new pope’s work with the poor in his native Argentina. But what do those who have benefited from his work think of him? Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo went to the slums of Buenos Aires to find out.
(RNS) Pope Francis’ roots in Argentina give a boost to the morale and image of a continent that is coming into its own and overcoming many negative stereotypes.
(RNS) Jews worldwide welcomed newly elected Pope Francis as a friend on Wednesday (March 13), and pointed in particular to his sympathetic and strong reaction to the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in his native Argentina — the deadliest bombing in the country’s history.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis on Wednesday after only two days of voting in the conclave tasked with choosing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI.