Papal Conclave

A WBZ-TV video camera takes aim at the crowds outside St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: O’Malley Speculation Rampant Among Media

In the absence of information, there is rampant speculation. One Italian newspaper polled its writers — asking them to guess which Cardinals are now the leading candidates to become the next pope.

03/09/2013

St. Peter's Basilica (Photo Credit: Aaron Strader)

Reporting From Rome: Americans Have Already Made History

As long a shot as it may be, Cardinal Sean O’Malley and Cardinal Dolan from New York are mentioned as possible choices to be the next pope.

03/08/2013

White smoke vents up from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals had elected a new leader after a conclave lasting little more than 24 hours, April 19, 2005 at Vatican City. (Photo credit THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Conclave To Elect New Pope Begins March 12

The long-awaited conclave to elect the next pope will begin next Tuesday, the Vatican announced Friday.

03/08/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley speaks during a press conference at the North American College on March 5, 2013 in Rome. (Photo credit ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley: Boston May Have Played Role In 15-Day Wait For Conclave

There are still a few cardinals missing at the Vatican and until they arrive, the conclave to elect a new pope can’t begin.

03/05/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley arrives at the Vatican March 4, 2013. (Photo credit VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Malley: ‘I’m A Very Dark Horse’ In Pope Speculation

Despite the buzz surrounding him the last two weeks, Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley says he’s a “very dark horse” in the race to become the next pope.

03/04/2013

Students at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton

Local Catholic Students Witness History As Pope Departs

Theology class turned in to a history lesson for sophomores at St. Joseph Prep in Brighton as they watched the pope they knew, and their church, walk in to the unknown.

02/28/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley at The Chapel Pastoral Center February 22, 2013 in Braintree, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

O’Malley: ‘It’s A Whole New Ballgame Now’

When reporters asked Cardinal O’Malley if the resignation of Benedict XVI would affect who they choose next, O’Malley said “it’s a whole new ballgame now.”

02/28/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley on a flight to Rome on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. (Photo courtesy: Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

Cardinal Sean O’Malley At Vatican As Conclave Preparations Begin

Boston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley is now at the Vatican to prepare for the election of the next pope.

02/27/2013

Cardinal Sean O'Malley visits the Pine Street Inn on Christmas Eve. (credit: Carl Stevens/CBS)

Who Is Sean Cardinal O’Malley?

O’Malley, 68, is best known as a reformer in the American Catholic Church when it comes to repairing the damage from the clergy sex abuse scandals.

02/27/2013

White smoke vents up from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel meaning that cardinals had elected a new leader after a conclave lasting little more than 24 hours, April 19, 2005 at Vatican City. (Photo credit THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

What Is The Conclave?

So what is a conclave and what happens there?

02/27/2013

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