VATICAN CITY (RNS) Everything about a conclave is supposed to be secret, but there are always leaks afterwards, and even broad hints from the cardinals about how a pope was elected. This time is no different.
(RNS) The Catholic Church needs a strong manager to govern Vatican bureaucratic chaos. Who are cardinals who could crack the whip?
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Holy Spirit may be getting more efficient in producing shorter papal conclaves, behavioral scientists say a more pronounced “bandwagon effect” is now as powerful as any electioneering did before.
(RNS) After more than 22,000 votes were cast, the Religion News Service “Pope Madness” Sweet Sistine tournament is down to four final contenders in the Sacred Semifinals.
(RNS) Betting on the new pope takes off internationally, including “Sweet Sistine” brackets.