Change at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI's resignation and the conclave to elect Pope Francis I the Church's new leader
Pope Francis: Appearance not as important as God
Pontiff tells Catholics at beginning of Lent that "value of life does not depend on the approval of others or of success, but on what we have inside"
After dove disaster, Pope Francis takes a parrot
Pontiff seems to make up with world of birds after crow, seagull attack doves released from his studio window during weekend
Against his will, Pope John Paul II's notes in print
Pope commissioned personal secretary to burn his personal notes, but they were kept and some are being published before he's declared a saint
Pope says abortion evidence of "throwaway culture"
Pope Francis has generally limited his exhortations about abortion, saying church teaching is well known
Pope Francis names his first batch of cardinals
The 19 men chosen this year to become "princes of the church" come from 12 different nations, including some of the world's poorest
Pope doesn't reconfirm prominent conservative cardinal to top post
Cardinal Burke drew attention in 2004 when he said he would deny Communion to Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry; loses spot on Congregation for Bishops
Prominent gay rights magazine honors pope on his birthday
The Advocate magazine named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” on his 77th birthday; pope invites homeless to breakfast
Why Pope Francis is Time magazine's Person of the Year
Compassionate, humble pontiff has managed to change the global conversation about the Catholic Church
Time's Person of the Year a newcomer to world stage
Magazine says annual choice for person who had greatest impact on the world changed one of its largest institutions in extraordinary way
Pope Francis lays out his mission in “Evangeli Gaudium”
Pontiff’s 85-page Apostolic Exhortation calls for church to put itself “out on the streets” and reject “idolatry of money"
Guess who answers the phone at the Vatican?
Learn what life may be like for Pope Francis by watching television's first good look inside Vatican City
Cardinal Dolan "startled" by pope's decision to resign
The Archbishop of New York tells CBS News he expects College of Cardinals to be summoned to Rome to oversee church after pope resigns
A kiss from heaven for one disabled child
Family of an 8-year-old boy from Rhode Island with cerebral palsy describe an Easter at the Vatican meeting Pope Francis that they will never forget.
Pope Francis urges peace at first Easter mass
Pope Francis presided over his first Easter mass and called for an end to world conflicts by way of political solutions.
Pope Francis' no-frills ways changing papacy
Pope Francis has moved into a hotel instead of living at the grand papal apartment. CBS News' Allen Pizzey takes a look at the growing list of innovations instituted by the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
New pope celebrates his first Palm Sunday
Thousands of the faithful turned out to see Pope Francis celebrate Mass on Palm Sunday. He urged the people to help and share with the poor. Allan Pizzey reports.
Pope Francis meets with Benedict XVI
In a historic moment, newly elected Pope Francis meets with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
New and old popes to meet
In a historic moment, newly elected Pope Francis will meet with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Allen Pizzey reports.
Catholic Church feels squeeze of priest shortage
The Catholic Church is using unorthodox methods to hire more priests, whose numbers are dwindling in the U.S. Elaine Quijano reports.
Pope Francis lists priorities during installation
Hundreds of thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to watch the inaugural mass, formally installing Pope Francis as the church's 266th pope. CBS News' Allen Pizzey reports.
Thousands celebrate Pope Francis inauguration in Argentina
Thousands of people flocked to the streets outside of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to watch Pope Francis' inauguration. Elaine Quijano reports from the scene of the pride-fueled celebration.
Pope Francis leads inaugural mass at Vatican
Hundreds of thousands of people packed St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to watch the inaugural mass, formally installing Pope Francis. CBS News' Allen Pizzey reports.
Pope Francis takes first ride in his open-top jeep
Pope Francis took a few tours of Vatican Square in his first ride in the open-top jeep. Allen Pizzey reports.
Pope Francis faces challenge of Vatican finances
One of the many challenges Pope Francis will face is getting the Vatican's financial house in order. Mark Phillips reports.
Questions continue over Pope Francis' past
Some believe Pope Francis, as head of Argentina's Jesuit priests, could have done more for residents by speaking out against the military dictatorship controlling the country in the 1970s and 80s. Elaine Quijano reports.
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