Pope Francis: A humble image, but complex past

On the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica just after a rain shower Wednesday, wearing unadorned white robes, the new Pope Francis appeared to strike the same tone of simplicity and pastoral humility…

Photo Gallery: Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe…

Photo Gallery: Black smoke rises in Vatican City

Black smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney late on Tuesday, signalling that cardinals had failed to elect a pope…