Local Catholics React to New Pope

MEDFORD, Ore. — The new pope is the first non-European cardinal to lead the church in more than a thousand years. The new Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio who will be called Francis, will replace Pope Benedict XVI. As hundreds of thousands of people celebrate across the world, teachers and students at Saint Mary’s School joined … Continue reading »

New Pope Has Been Elected

(CNN) — It took five ballots to choose the next spiritual leader of the Catholic church: Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is now Pope Francis. Pope Francis is the first South American pope. The announcement was made Wednesday on the balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica. 115 cardinals made the decision after the 5th round of … Continue reading »