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Pope's outreach to abuse victims draws mixed reaction in D.C.

Pope Francis announced plans to sit down and talk with a group of clergy sex abuse victims, a move generating mixed reaction in D.C.

Tuesday - 05/27/2014, 01:40pm EDT

Tags: Donald Wuerl, Pope Francis, child abuse, Catholic Church

Time names its 'Person of the Year'

The magazine's choice might surprise you.

Wednesday - 12/11/2013, 08:27am EST

Tags: Time person of the year, TIME, Pope Francis

Boy hugs Pope Francis, won't leave his side at Vatican ceremony (Video)

The Pope made a new friend over the weekend in a young boy who wandered onto the stage at the Vatican, hugged the spiritual leader and ignored all attempts to separate him from the Pope's side.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 09:33am EDT

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Pope Francis takes 'selfie' at Vatican

"Selfies" aren't just for the young the pope is getting in on the photo trend, too.

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:00am EDT

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'And then it's silence': Wuerl unveils conclave mystery

Speaking on WTOP Thursday, the Archbishop of Washington described how the atmosphere changed among the cardinals the moment they entered the Sistine Chapel and how the cardinals knew Jorge Bergoglio would be the next pope.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 12:50pm EDT

Tags: archbishop, Pope Francis, papal conclave, Colleen Kelleher


Seminary, Latino community leaders react to pope's election

Monsignor Steven Rohlfs, rector of Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, picked the right country of origin but the wrong person in predicting who would become the next pope.

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 06:00am EDT

Tags: Emmitsburg, Mount St. Mary, pope, Pope Francis

Wuerl: New pope highlights church's global reach

Pope Francis is a pontiff of firsts. He is the first Francis and the first Jesuit pope. But he is also the first pope from the Americas and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, says the symbolism of that global choice makes his selection historic.

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 09:06pm EDT

Tags: Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Pope Francis, Archdiocese of Washington, Argentina