VATICAN CITY (RNS) — It is hard for a synod to compete with a cardinal's resignation, a defense of the pope against his attacker and an invitation from North Korea's dictator.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, refutes Archbishop Carlo Vigano's claim that Pope Francis released ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick from sanctions imposed by Pope Benedict.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Everything about a conclave is supposed to be secret, but there are always leaks afterwards, and even broad hints from the cardinals about how a pope was elected. This time is no different.
(RNS) The Catholic Church needs a strong manager to govern Vatican bureaucratic chaos. Who are cardinals who could crack the whip?
The new pope's first name is actually announced in Latin (this is the Vatican, after all), so if you want to be fully prepped, our friends at Catholic News Service have prepared a list of all the cardinals' names in Latin.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) While the Holy Spirit may be getting more efficient in producing shorter papal conclaves, behavioral scientists say a more pronounced “bandwagon effect” is now as powerful as any electioneering did before.
(RNS) After more than 22,000 votes were cast, the Religion News Service "Pope Madness" Sweet Sistine tournament is down to four final contenders in the Sacred Semifinals.
(RNS) Betting on the new pope takes off internationally, including "Sweet Sistine" brackets.