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…

Local reaction to new Pope

The Catholic Church chooses a new Pope, what is the reaction from the local community?…

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…

Local Catholics comment on Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation

Catholics in the Bay Area were shocked to learn that Pope Benedict XVI’s has resigned…