Pope Francis has made hundreds of new saints at his first canonization ceremony in St. Peter's Square. Here is a look at the people receiving the Catholic Church's highest honor:Full story
Before he became pope, Francis spoke his mind about many of the most sensitive topics the Roman Catholic church faces today. Here is a sampling from "On Heaven and Earth," published in 2012, and his authorized biography "The Jesuit," published in 2010 and republished last month as "Pope Francis. Con Full story
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis, formally installed on Tuesday as head of the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, has made a good impression so far in the United States among Catholics and non-Catholics, though few Americans knew much about him, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed. Full story
Some of the most memorable moments as Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was named the next pope. Pope Francis, whose installation will take place Tuesday, March 19, will lead the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics.
Top Talkers: Roman Catholic cardinals are gathering in Rome for Tuesday's conclave at the Sistine Chapel. The Morning Joe panel discusses who could be a potential successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned in February 2013.
Roman Catholic cardinals are expected to meet earlier than anticipated to vote on a successor for Pope Benedict after he announced his retirement earlier this week. NBC’s Vatican Analyst George Weigel reports.
Sister Louise Akers, with the Sisters of Charity, says she hopes the next Pope will do more to modernize the church, including the ordainment of women.
St. Andrew's United Church of Christ, the venue for the ordination of Rosemarie Smead, a 70-year-old Kentucky woman, into the Roman Catholic priesthood, is seen in this general exterior view, in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as part of a dissident group operating outside of
Barbara Duff and Helen Turley prepare to hang a picture of the Last Supper that shows men, women and children, before the celebration of Ordination of Rosemarie Smead as a Roman Catholic priest, at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as p
Janice Sevre-Duszynska and Helen Turley prepare to hang a banner of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests before the celebration of ordination for Rosemarie Smead as a Roman Catholic priest at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained
Rosemarie Smead , a 70-year-old Kentucky woman, is ordained a Roman Catholic priest during a Celebration of Ordination at St. Andrew's United Church of Christ in Louisville, Kentucky April 27, 2013. Smead was ordained as part of a dissident group operating outside official Roman Catholic Church auth