Interactive map: Vatican City
updated 2:59 PM EST, Wed February 27, 2013
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updated 5:59 AM EDT, Wed April 3, 2013
On Easter Sunday, Pope Francis kisses and hugs disabled boy lifted up in the crowd.
updated 12:09 PM EDT, Thu April 11, 2013
With the new pope himself a trained scientist, could the timing could be right for a new era of cooperation between the Vatican and science?
updated 5:22 AM EDT, Mon April 8, 2013
A new pope may be a positive development in many ways. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports on the economic effect he brings.
updated 8:45 AM EDT, Sat April 6, 2013
Jake Tapper talks to Father Edward Beck about Pope Francis' vow to act against sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
updated 8:06 AM EDT, Thu March 28, 2013
Pope Francis has decided not to move into the papal apartment used by Benedict XVI and others before him.
updated 10:10 AM EDT, Sun March 31, 2013
Pope Francis leads his first Easter celebrations with a Mass marking Easter Sunday -- the holiest day in the Christian calendar.
updated 5:20 PM EDT, Tue April 2, 2013
A disabled boy in St. Peter's Square was lifted into the arms of the pope. His mother describes the beautiful moment.
updated 2:40 PM EDT, Sat March 23, 2013
Pope Francis had lunch with predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI -- the first such encounter in history of the Roman Catholic Church.
updated 12:41 AM EDT, Sun March 17, 2013
He's the first Jesuit and the first Latin American in modern times to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. But in some ways, he's just a normal guy.
updated 2:56 PM EDT, Sat March 16, 2013
Pope Francis is being painted as a humble and simple man, but his past is tinged with controversy.
updated 2:55 PM EDT, Tue March 19, 2013
It was with a call for the protection of the weakest in society that Francis was officially inaugurated as the Catholic Church's 266th pontiff.
updated 4:13 PM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
While all eyes were on Rome for the election of a new pope, for Catholics, the importance of the event went beyond an impressive spectacle.
updated 4:21 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Click through our gallery to see photos of the celebrations after a new pope was announced.
updated 7:51 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
The election of a pope from Latin America shows the emerging influence of the region in the Catholic church and the world.
updated 10:09 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
One of the first questions many people ask when they start a new job is: What type of car will I get?
updated 7:55 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Call him Pope Francis, the pontiff of firsts.
updated 7:58 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is known as a humble man, a capable administrator and -- as expected of a new pope -- a man of great faith.
updated 1:25 PM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Catholic faithful from Latin America cheered the historic election of the first pope from the region Wednesday.
updated 8:01 AM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, the new pope, is breaking historic ground by choosing the name Francis.
updated 6:41 PM EDT, Thu March 14, 2013
St. Francis of Assisi, after whom Pope Francis has taken his name, captures the spirit of many Catholics.