Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Leader of World's 1.2 Billion Catholics

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 09:44 PM EDT

SoCal Priest Explains Papal Conclave

SoCal Priest Explains Papal Conclave

Robert Kovacik talks with a Southern California priest who explains the process to elect a new Pope. Kovacik reports from Rome for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013.

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT

Cardinal Turkson: Africa's Best Hope for Pope

Cardinal Turkson: Africa's Best Hope for Pope

Often cast as the social conscience of the church, Ghana's Cardinal Peter Turkson is viewed by many as the top African contender for pope.

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM EDT

Speculation as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

Speculation as Cardinals Prepare for Conclave

The vote for a new pope could come as soon as Tuesday morning, and all eyes are now on the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, which will erupt in white or black smoke to signal if a new pope has been elected....

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 06:56 AM EDT

Top Contenders to Be the Next Pope

Top Contenders to Be the Next Pope

Cardinals from around the world gather this week in a conclave to elect a new pope following the stunning resignation of Benedict XVI. In the secretive world of the Vatican, there is no way to know who is in the...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 09:02 AM EDT

Memorabilia Vendors Prepare for New Pope

Memorabilia Vendors Prepare for New Pope

Catholics around the world will celebrate the announcement of Pope Benedict XVI's replacement, some with memorabilia to commemorate the occasion, NBC News reported.

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 12:55 AM EST

Rome Prepares for Papal Conclave

Rome Prepares for Papal Conclave

The conclave to elect the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics is set to begin next week. Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 8, 2013.

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 at 10:15 PM EST

Behind the Scenes in Rome with Robert Kovacik

Behind the Scenes in Rome with Robert Kovacik

As a new Pope is being chosen this week, Robert Kovacik takes you behind the scenes of the media tent in the Vatican. He reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 at 08:59 PM EST

Conclave Prepares to Name New Pope

Conclave Prepares to Name New Pope

Cardinals begin meeting on Tuesday to choose a new Pope. Robert Kovacik reports from the Vatican for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 07:40 AM EDT

Will the Next Pope Come From Outside Europe?

Will the Next Pope Come From Outside Europe?

It's been 35 years since the Roman Catholic Church had an Italian pope and Vatican watchers believe the conclave that starts Tuesday could be the first to select the next pontiff from outside Europe, NBC News...

Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 at 01:11 PM EST

Catholics Create "Virtual Conclave" for New Pope

Catholics Create "Virtual Conclave" for New Pope

No one will be posting updates from inside the Sistine Chapel during the conclave to elect the next pope. In Fact, the Vatican will activate electronic jamming devices so no one can listen in or report out, The...

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been announced as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He has taken the name Pope Francis and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who formally ended his papacy on Feb. 28. Refresh this page often for complete coverage.
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