Newly elected Pope Francis spends his first day as Pontiff
Newly elected Pope Francis I, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina after being elected by the conclave of cardinals. White smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel chimney and the bells of St. Peter's Basilica rang out on Wednesday, signaling that Roman Catholic cardinals had elected a pope to succeed Benedict XVI. For more News galleries click here
POPE JOHN PAUL II: 1920-2005 / Beloved, charismatic and controversial, John Paul II transformed the papacy
Pope John Paul II -- one of the most charismatic and influential religious leaders of the...
Treasure is patrimony, not lucre
Recently, a friend said she was ashamed by the great value of many of the artefacts and treasures in the Vatican Museum and in churches around the world. She said if the Church is the Church of the poor, it should sell these items and help the poor.