Pope Francis' Installation Mass Pope Francis, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church, was officially inaugurated as the 266th occupant of the Throne of St. Peter Tuesday in front of thousands of people.
Cardinal Bergoglio Is Pope Francis Cardinal Bergoglio was chosen as the leader and pope of the Roman Catholic Church Wednesday evening in Rome. He has chosen the name Pope Francis I and is the first pontiff from the Americas.
Pope Benedict XVI Resigns; Bids Farewell To Vatican Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to resign Thursday, ending an eight-year pontificate. The last pope to resign left the church to end schism.
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