Pope http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/36244/all en Cardinals begin talks to decide next pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130304/cardinals-talks-next-pope BRUSSLES — The College of Cardinals will now meet every day before the conclave begins, which is expected to be sometime next week.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130304/cardinals-talks-next-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Catholic Church Need to Know Pope World Leaders World Religion Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:25:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan and Paul Ames 5772855 at http://www.globalpost.com Black smoke again from the Sistine Chapel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130313/black-smoke-again-the-sistine-chapel Black smoke emerged from the iconic Sistine Chapel again on March 13th, as Catholic cardinals failed to elect a pope on the second day of the papal conclave at the Vatican.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/world-religion/130313/black-smoke-again-the-sistine-chapel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Pope Vatican World Leaders Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 13 Mar 2013 11:45:48 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5782121 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis I on human rights http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/pope-francis-new-pope-human-rights <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new pope may represent a change for the church as the first from Latin America, but his views on some social issues aren't much of a departure. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Judem </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was named the new leader of the Catholic Church today.</p> <p>The election of Pope Francis I, as he has chosen to be named, symbolizes several firsts for the church as he is the first pope from <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/americas">Latin America</a>, and the first Jesuit to be elected pope. But will he also represent a new approach when it comes to the church’s stance on social issues? Here's what we know:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/pope-francis-new-pope-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pope Belief Rights Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:52:00 +0000 Emily Judem 5782726 at http://www.globalpost.com How the media failed to predict the next pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/how-the-media-failed-predict-next-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Why did so many media outlets fail to include Cardinal Bergoglio in the scores of profiles, predictions and analysis that surrounded the conclave? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Emily Judem </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BOSTON &mdash; Like most newsrooms, GlobalPost covered yesterday&rsquo;s announcement of a new pope as the story broke, frantically receiving calls and posts from our correspondent in Rome, updating our live blog and readying profiles of the supposed frontrunners. But when the new leader of the Catholic Church stepped onto that balcony, we were surprised at the pick.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/how-the-media-failed-predict-next-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pope Belief GroundTruth Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:40:05 +0000 Emily Judem 5783502 at http://www.globalpost.com Older Irish Catholics hope a new pope means a new direction for the church http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/ireland-catholics-church-pope-francis-new-direction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The faithful say they hope that Pope Francis will bring change to a church suffering from scandal, despite the new pope's staunchly conservative views on social issues. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aaron Schrank, Omar Shamout, and Tricia Tongco </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBLIN — Newly elected Pope Francis may be staunchly conservative on many social issues, but the same can’t be said for some older, devout Catholics in Dublin.</p> <p>Margaret Devlin, 62, celebrates Mass at her local church daily. She’s excited about a change in Vatican leadership, but disagrees with the new pope’s stance against gay marriage.</p> <p>“If you’re gay, you’re gay,” Devlin said. “I think they have a right to be happy with a partner."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/ireland-catholics-church-pope-francis-new-direction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pope Belief Ireland Rights Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:57:00 +0000 Aaron Schrank, Omar Shamout, and Tricia Tongco 5786871 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope Francis focuses on the poor, the media focus on the sex abuse scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/pope-francis-poor-media-clergy-sex-abuse-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new pope delivered a sermon at the investiture Mass today amid news coverage that focused on his response to clergy sex abuse. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jason Berry </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME — Under blue skies, Pope Francis at his investiture Mass today at St. Peter's Square called on international state officials there to be "protectors of one another and of the environment...We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness."</p> <p>An estimated 200,000 people packed the square and streets surrounding the basilica.</p> <p>The pope's sermon, amid the beauty and solemnity of a Latin Mass, spoke specifically to representatives of governments seated aside the altar, from US Vice President Joe Biden to <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/zimbabwe">Zimbabwe</a>'s President Robert Mugabe.</p> <p>"I would ask to all of those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill,” he said. “Let us be 'protectors' of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature...keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/belief/pope-francis-poor-media-clergy-sex-abuse-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pope Belief Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:33:00 +0000 Jason Berry 5787978 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope creates 800 Italian saints http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130512/pope-creates-800-italian-saints Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130512/pope-creates-800-italian-saints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Pope Vatican World Leaders Americas Europe Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Sun, 12 May 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Ellen Connolly 5836166 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope visits Italy's 'migrant island' of Lampedusa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130708/pope-visits-italys-migrant-island-lampedusa Pope Francis arrived at the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa by boat on Monday, where he stopped to pray for the illegal migrants lost at sea in their efforts to make it to refuge in Europe. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130708/pope-visits-italys-migrant-island-lampedusa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Need to Know Pope Europe World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Italy Mon, 08 Jul 2013 09:33:00 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5878132 at http://www.globalpost.com Pope increases punishment for child abuse crimes in Vatican http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130711/pope-child-abuse-vatican-criminal-punishment The new legislation, a broader scope of current Vatican laws, now includes greater criminal punishment for child pornography and child prostitution.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/130711/pope-child-abuse-vatican-criminal-punishment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> child abuse Need to Know Pope Vatican Italy Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:22:00 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5881575 at http://www.globalpost.com