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

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM PDT

More Reaction to Pope Francis' Debut

More Reaction to Pope Francis' Debut

Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 07:19 PM PDT

Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass

Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass

It was a day of firsts for newly-elected Pope Francis. He celebrated his first Sunday Mass, and delivered his first Sunday blessing to a huge crowd in St. Peter's Square. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News...

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 07:02 PM PDT

Pope Francis Greets Public in First Mass

Pope Francis Greets Public in First Mass

Pope Francis made an impromptu appearance outside the Vatican, greeting the public, before heading to his first Sunday Mass. He gave his first blessing from the papal apartment window to a huge crowd of 150,000...

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 07:02 AM PDT

Pope Makes Surprise Appearance, Off-the-Cuff Address

Pope Makes Surprise Appearance, Off-the-Cuff Address

Tens of thousands of people flooded St. Peter's Square on Sunday to see Pope Francis' first window address since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church, NBC News reported.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 08:12 PM PDT

Pope Francis Meets the Media at the Vatican

Pope Francis Meets the Media at the Vatican

Newly-elected Pope Francis addressed thousands of journalists who gathered inside the Vatican's main auditorium. It was his first meeting with the media since his election on

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 09:17 AM PDT

Pope Francis Speaks to Massive Media Gathering

Pope Francis Speaks to Massive Media Gathering

At a news conference attended by nearly 6,000 journalists, the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church spoke off the cuff and broke other precedents. NBC4's Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for Today in...

Sunday, Mar 17, 2013 at 04:43 AM PDT

Pope Francis: I Want "Poor Church for the Poor"

Pope Francis: I Want "Poor Church for the Poor"

Pope Francis made his first comments to the media on Saturday since taking his new role as the leader of the Catholic Church, saying that he wanted "a poor church for the poor," NBC News reported.

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:20 AM PDT

Vatican Emphasizes Church's Future, Not Pope's Past

Vatican Emphasizes Church's Future, Not Pope's Past

The Vatican tried to focused on the future Friday and contain controversy related to accusations over Pope Francis' actions when he was a priest and cardinal in his native

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 06:52 AM PDT

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

Victim Advocacy Group Wants Meeting with Pope

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) in Chicago wants a meeting with the newly-elected pontiff, according to NBC Chicago. The group's midwest director Peter Isely is calling for a new rule...

Friday, Mar 15, 2013 at 07:24 AM PDT

Cardinal Roger Mahony Defends Role in Papal Conclave

Cardinal Roger Mahony Defends Role in Papal Conclave

Embattled retired Cardinal Roger Mahony says if he wasn't involved in the papal election, clergy sex abuse would not have been discussed. Robert Kovacik reports from Rome for the NBC4 News at 11

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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.
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