POPE FAIL: Habemus Scola!

The Italian bishops conference sent out a press release congratulating Milan Cardinal Angelo Scola on becoming pope — only Scola didn’t win, as expected. Mamma mia!

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What Muslims want in a new pope

(RNS) The selection of the 266th pope comes at a critical juncture in Muslim-Catholic relations, which have been marred by persecution of Christians in the Muslim world, Islamophobia in Western countries and rioting between Muslims and Christians across Africa.