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Pope tells cardinals to shun intrigue, cliques of a royal court

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 16:45

Pope Francis urged cardinals, who make up the top echelon of the Roman Catholic Church, on Sunday to shun the intrigue, gossip and cliques typical of a royal court.

Pope to create 19 new cardinals, many from outside Europe

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 08:37

Pope Francis will create his first batch of cardinals on Saturday, with nine of the 19 coming from South America, Africa and Asia.

Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 21:38

Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals, choosing 19 men from Asia, Africa, and elsewhere.

US `eavesdropped on Vatican in run-up to conclave`

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 23:53

US secret services allegedly eavesdropped on cardinals before the conclave in March to elect a new pope, Italian weekly magazine Panorama claimed.

Pope election: It matters if you are black or white

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 17:42

The buzz is about whether the new Pontiff at the Vatican will be Black or White.

How is a Pope Elected?

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 09:59

Historically, there were three ways of electing a Pope. However, the Church has now done away with two traditional methods.

Cardinals urged to unite behind new pope

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 00:38

Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano, in a homily on Tuesday before thousands of pilgrims, urged leaders of the Roman Catholic Church to unite behind the new pope to be elected in the conclave starting on Tuesday.

Cardinals tweet `Goodbye` ahead of `secret` papal conclave

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 15:09

Cardinals took to twitter to post goodbye tweets to their followers before they get confined within Sistine Chapel`s secret conclave for uncertain time.

Vatican still waiting for 5 cardinals for conclave

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 22:34

The Sistine Chapel closed to visitors and construction work got under way to prepare it for the conclave, where cardinals from around the world will gather to elect the new pope after Benedict XVI`s resignation last month.

Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 11:32

Cardinals said on Monday they wanted to be briefed about the true state of Vatican dysfunction before they elect the next pope.

Cardinals to hold pre-conclave meeting on March 4

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 10:37

Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a conclave to elect the new pope, the Vatican said on Friday.

Pope tells new cardinals not to be lured by power

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 20:42

Pope Benedict XVI has told his six new cardinals to resist the allure of power and instead be like Jesus and focus their work on spreading the Christian faith.