In somewhat muted tones, some are asking if Pope Francis will be like Pope John XXIII, a beloved figure among many for his decision to open the Second Vatican Council.
All Things Catholic: A week in Buenos Aires, Pope Francis' hometown, gives indications of just what the new pontiff will do.
Rome dispatch: Pope Francis has told the Vatican's chief doctrinal enforcer he should respond "decisively" to the issue of sexual abuse of minor by clergy, the Vatican said Friday.
The book, which touches on Francis' thoughts on atheism, abortion, fundamentalism and same-sex marriage, will be available in North America beginning April 30.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – In some ways, Federico Wals had a curious job for the last six years as the spokesperson and media coordinator for Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, a prelate who rarely gave interviews and who was famous for preferring to let his deeds do his talking.
While some corners have praised the pope for his simple gestures, reformers question whether he will address issues that have cost the church "a generation of Catholics."
Buenos Aires, Argentina – Would Pope Francis shut down the Vatican Bank? A former aide says he wouldn't be surprised if it happens.
Buenos Aires, Argentina – When torrential rains and flooding hit Argentina yesterday, leaving more than 50 people dead and thousands homeless, the “Solidarity Network” founded by a veterinarian, social entrepreneur and Catholic layman named Juan Carr sprang into action.
On Wednesday, the movement positioned a large red truck in downtown Buenos Aires to collect food, clothes and other supplies for the flood victims, with a hand-painted banner reading: “You are not alone … the entire country embraces you!”
Q & A: The new pope's own sister was pulling for another cardinal? John Allen found out that and more in his interview with Maria Elena Bergoglio.
Vatican City -- "Women have had and still have a special role in opening doors to the Lord," Pope Francis says.