Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints

Apr 27, 2014

Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints

Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers and applause rang out across St. Peter’s ...

What's in a name? A lot if you're pope

Mar 14, 2013

What's in a name? A lot if you're pope

From Pius to Clement, Hilarius to Simplicius, papal names from down the centuries are inextricably linked to the brilliant or wretched legacies of the men who have ruled the Vatican. Cardinals gathered in a secret conclave to elect a new pope to head up ...