PAPAL ELECTION

  • Goa churches hold prayers after election of new Pope March 14, 2013

    Panaji: Special prayers were held during regular mass in Goa churches on Thursday after Pope Francis was elected to lead the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Goa, which has 27 per cent population believing in the Catholic faith, was holding prayers for the new Pope right from the day when Pope...
  • Cardinals begin papal conclave in earnest on Wednesday March 13, 2013

    Vatican City: After a first inconclusive vote, Cardinals began the process of choosing a new pope in earnest on Wednesday, praying for inspiration at the start of the first full day in a conclave to choose a leader to face a major crisis in the Catholic Church. The 115 cardinal electors...
  • Conclave to elect next pope opens amid uncertainty March 12, 2013

    Vatican City: Cardinals entered the Sistine Chapel on Tuesday to elect the next pope amid more upheaval and uncertainty than the Catholic Church has seen in decades: There's no front-runner, no indication how long voting will last and no sense that a single man has what it takes to fix...