Angelo Scola http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38727/all en Cardinals celebrate masses in Rome ahead of conclave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/cardinals-celebrate-masses-rome-ahead-conclave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cardinals set for a conclave this week to elect a new leader for the world's 1.2 billion Catholics celebrated masses across Rome on Sunday, as parishioners picked their papal favourites.</p> <p>"This Sunday is also very special to us because we are preparing for the conclave, the Catholic world is united in prayer," US cardinal Sean O'Malley, who is seen as a possible contender for the papacy, said in his homily.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130310/cardinals-celebrate-masses-rome-ahead-conclave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Election of the Pope Roman Curia Social Issues AFP Sun, 10 Mar 2013 12:46:03 +0000 5778751 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cardinals pray before conclave to choose new pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-cardinals-pray-conclave-choose-new-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Conclave starts Tuesday night with 115 cardinal electors</p> <p>* Prelates will hold last pre-conclave meeting on Monday</p> <p>* No frontrunner seen, possibility of longer conclave (Adds colour, quotes, details)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella and Crispian Balmer</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, March 10 (Reuters) - Roman Catholic Cardinals prayed on Sunday for spiritual guidance ahead of a closed-door conclave to choose a new pope to lead the Church at one of the most difficult periods in its history.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130310/update-1-cardinals-pray-conclave-choose-new-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Human Interest Papal conclave Roman Curia Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:45:45 +0000 5778945 at http://www.globalpost.com Final day of jockeying before papal conclave begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/final-day-jockeying-papal-conclave-begins <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Catholic cardinals had a final day of jockeying for position on Monday before shutting themselves into the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with an Italian and a Brazilian who both head powerful archdioceses among the top contenders.</p> <p>The cardinals held their last pre-conclave talks where they have been debating the challenges that the next pope will face and vetting possible candidates for the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/final-day-jockeying-papal-conclave-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Papal conclave Religion Roman Curia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:00:46 +0000 5779510 at http://www.globalpost.com Final day of jockeying before papal conclave begins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/final-day-jockeying-papal-conclave-begins-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Catholic cardinals had a final day of jockeying for position on Monday before shutting themselves into the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope after Benedict XVI's shock resignation, with an Italian and a Brazilian who both head powerful archdioceses among the top contenders.</p> <p>The cardinals held their last pre-conclave talks where they have been debating the challenges that the next pope will face and vetting possible candidates for the post.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/final-day-jockeying-papal-conclave-begins-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Papal conclave Religion Roman Curia AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 11:16:18 +0000 5779524 at http://www.globalpost.com In Afghanistan, Catholic priest hopes for Pope sympathetic to Islam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/afghanistan-catholic-priest-hopes-pope-sympathetic-islam-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeremy Laurence</p> <p>KABUL (Reuters) - Father Giuseppe Moretti's tiny Catholic Church and his own "Little Vatican" sits behind towering blast-proof walls topped with razor wire, and a guard tower manned by soldiers carrying AK-47 rifles.</p> <p>From the only Catholic church in Afghanistan, a country seen as the front line in the fight against Islamist militancy, the 75-year-old Italian priest is closely following the conclave at the Vatican to choose the leader of the Catholic Church.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/afghanistan-catholic-priest-hopes-pope-sympathetic-islam-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Christianity Religion SCOLA Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:31:03 +0000 5782395 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian bishops thank God for wrong pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/italian-bishops-thank-god-wrong-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Italian bishops were so convinced that one of their own would become pope that they sent a congratulatory message to the media thanking God for the election of a prelate from Milan.</p> <p>The trouble was, the new pope had already been named as Argentinian cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/italian-bishops-thank-god-wrong-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angelo Scola Archbishops of Milan Jorge Bergoglio Religion Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:45:04 +0000 5783305 at http://www.globalpost.com