How Pope Francis was Selected to Lead the Catholic Church: An Interview with Gerard O’Connell

How Pope Francis was chosen, the problems he inherited from Benedict XVI, and how Francis represents "a number of firsts." The election of Pope

Pope Francis Names New Cardinals from El Salvador, Laos, Mali, Spain and Sweden

The pope’s selection of candidates is a drastic departure from usual protocol; Pontiff says the new cardinals represent the "universality of the church." Pope