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White smoke: New pope elected

HABEMUS PAPAM  White smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. The white smoke indicates that the new pope has been elected.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

White smoke billowed from a Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday to show that a new pope has been elected to replace the frail Benedict XVI as leader of the world’s 1.2 billon Catholics.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Sea gull perched on Sistine Chapel smoke stack steals show

A seagull sits on the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square during the second day of the conclave to elect a new pope at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013.  AP PHOTO/GREGORIO BORGIA

With no pope, a sea gull is stealing the show at the papal conclave.

Posted: March 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Filipino Catholics should not kid themselves

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Filipino Catholics should not kid themselves that the next Pope will be their countryman in the person of Luis Cardinal Tagle.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Black smoke over Vatican: Still no new pope on Day 2

Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel as cardinals voted on the second day of the conclave to elect a pope in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Black smoke indicates that no pope was elected. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Black smoke is billowing from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, meaning Roman Catholic cardinals have not elected a pope in their second or third rounds of balloting.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hoping for a pope on rainy second day of conclave

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Catholics gathered from the early morning in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday for the first full day of a conclave to elect a new pope, saying they wanted a compassionate leader who would bring hope to the world.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

All eyes on Vatican chimney as world awaits new pope

A seagull glides past the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. The most gazed-at item at the Vatican this week will be a humble, copper, two-meter (six-foot) high chimney that will pipe-out puffs of smoke to tell the world if there's a new pope. Black smoke means "not yet." White smoke means "pope elected." (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Cardinals went Wednesday into a second day of conclave behind Vatican walls to elect a pope, with all eyes on a chimney that will signal when there is a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Papal names: A symbolic choice for new pope

The "Pope Emeritus" is keeping his name rather than reverting back to his baptism name of Joseph Ratzinger. AFP FILE PHOTO

From Pius to Clement, Hilarius to Simplicius, papal names from down the centuries are inextricably linked to the brilliant or wretched legacies of the men who have ruled the Vatican.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Living ex-pope an invisible presence at conclave

Ex-pope Benedict XVI. AP FILE PHOTO

Retired pope Benedict XVI is gone but far from forgotten as cardinals begin voting for candidates to replace him, with his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein one of the last to leave the Sistine Chapel before the start of the conclave.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Next Pope should be like Jesus’

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A man who epitomizes Jesus and attracts people with a special sense of charm.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The choreographed election of a pope in a nutshell

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This picture made available Tuesday, March 12, 2013, by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano shows the urns where each cardinal will place his folded ballot after voting inside the Sistine Chapel during the conclave at the Vatican. During the voting that ensues, each cardinal writes his choice on a rectangular piece of paper inscribed with the words "Eligo in summen pontificem"—Latin for "I elect as Supreme Pontiff."  AP/L'OSSERVATORE ROMANO

The election of a pope follows a series of choreographed rules and rituals that have been tweaked over the centuries ever since the term “conclave” or “with a key” was used in the 13th century to describe the process of locking up the cardinals until they have chosen a new pope.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Black smoke from chapel chimney: No pope yet

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Black smoke emerges from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel, in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.  AP PHOTO/DMITRY LOVETSKY

Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to choose a new leader for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics and their troubled church.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Conclave schedule to elect Pope

A statue dwarfs the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel where cardinals will gather to elect the new pope during the conclave at the Vatican, Monday, March 11, 2013.  AP PHOTO/DMITRY LOVETSKY

The conclave to elect a new Pope began on Tuesday at the Vatican. The voting process follows a set ritual every day until the Catholic Church has a new leader.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cardinals begin historic conclave to elect next pope

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The heavy wooden door to the Sistine Chapel has been closed and locked, signaling the start of the conclave to elect a new pope to succeed Benedict XVI, with the odds favoring another Western conservative as pope.

Posted: March 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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