Jorge Mario Bergoglio Elected New Leader of World's 1.2 Billion Catholics

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 01:49 PM PDT

Thousands Gather at St. Peter's Basilica to See Pope Francis

Thousands Gather at St. Peter's Basilica to See Pope Francis

Robert Kovacik covers the debut of Pope Francis for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 06:54 AM PDT

Pope Francis Installation Mass Homily Text

Pope Francis Installation Mass Homily Text

Here is the draft text of Pope Francis' homily delivered at his installation Mass on March 19, 2013. A final, official text could be released later.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 09:33 AM PDT

Pope Francis Opens Ministry: "Let Us Be Protectors"

Pope Francis Opens Ministry: "Let Us Be Protectors"

Pope Francis officially began his ministry as the world's 266th pope during an installation Mass at St. Peter's Square, calling for humanity to show "protection" for God's creation and the poorest of the world.

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 at 07:48 AM PDT

Faithful File into St. Peter's for Historic Papal Inauguration

Faithful File into St. Peter's for Historic Papal Inauguration

Hours before Pope Francis' inaugural mass was set to take place, faithful were converging on St. Peter's Basilica to secure their place in the plaza. The mass is expected to draw some historic and controversial...

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 03:36 PM PDT

World Leaders Meet Pope Francis

World Leaders Meet Pope Francis

United States Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., were among world leaders meeting Pope Francis in Rome. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 08:21 AM PDT

World Leaders Arrive In Rome

World Leaders Arrive In Rome

Leaders from all over the world are descending on Rome in order to attend Tuesday's inaugural mass. NBC4's Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for "Today in LA" on March 18, 2013.

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Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been announced as the new leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. He has taken the name Pope Francis and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who formally ended his papacy on Feb. 28. Refresh this page often for complete coverage.