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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday and chose the name Francis, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and th ...

Black smoke from chapel chimney: No pope yet

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Tuesday, signaling that cardinals had failed on their first vote of the papal conclave to ...

Cardinals set Tuesday as start date for conclave

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals have set Tuesday as the start date for the conclave to elect the next pope, signaling that they were wrapping up a week of discussion ...

Cardinals impose media blackout ahead of conclave for Pope

  VATICAN CITY (AP) — In the end, American-style transparency was no match for the Vatican's obsession with secrecy.   Cardinals attending closed-do ...

Cardinal: LA's Mahony should help select pope

  MENLO PARK, Calif. — The former archbishop of San Francisco said Monday that Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony has a rightful place among Vatican officials who wil ...