World Leaders Head to Rome for Pope’s Inaugural Mass

World Leaders Head to Rome for Pope’s Inaugural Mass

(Vatican City) – World leaders have started arriving in Rome ahead of an inauguration mass for Pope Francis. Francis’s reign is already proving ground-breaking with an informal style that is not customary in the Vatican’s austere halls of power. He has called for a “poor Church for the poor”, has warned cardinals against worldly glories […]

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected New Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected New Pope

(Vatican City) – Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. Pope Francis appeared on the balcony over St. Peter’s Square to wild cheers from the crowd below. Known until Wednesday as Jorge […]

Pope Bids Farewell to Huge Crowds

Pope Bids Farewell to Huge Crowds

(Vatican City) – Pope Benedict XVI has held the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter’s Square on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Tens of thousands of pilgrims carrying banners saying “Thank you!” flooded St Peter’s Square to bid a final farewell to the 85-year-old […]

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