All Things Catholic: This conclave turned into a tribute to the most iconic saint in Catholic tradition. Here's how.
Rome dispatch: When Pope Francis met with his cardinals Friday, there were some slight alterations from the traditions of Pope Benedict XVI.
Opinion: The election of Pope Francis was an inspired choice who might be able to make some changes at the highest levels of church.
Rome dispatch: Cardinals who voted for Pope Francis in this week's conclave said they believe Francis is the right man for the job.
Storify: This is the first papacy in a world with social media, and people from around the world are talking. Here's a snapshot of who's saying what.
Rome dispatch: Thousands watched black smoke rise from the Sistine Chapel in Rome this morning. No pope yet.
From Rome: White smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel a little after 7 p.m. Rome time Tuesday.
Map: Need a visual of where each cardinal is from and which countries have the most representatives? Look no further.
Rome dispatch: As the cardinals head into conclave to elect the next pope, a special Mass held Tuesday morning offered much pomp, but little direction.
Essay: The fundamental need within Catholicism is to grow institutionally and structurally into the interrelated three-fold form of ecclesial existence.