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Cardinal Sean O'Malley attends a mass at St Peter's Basilica before the conclave on March 12, 2013 at the Vatican.  (Photo credit GABRIEL BOUYS,GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Chooses O’Malley For Vatican Reform Advisory Group

Pope Francis has appointed Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley and eight other priests from around the globe to a permanent advisory group to study reform in the Vatican bureaucracy.


Pope Francis embraces Domenic Gondreau of Johnston, RI during Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 in Vatican City. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

RI Couple Moved To Tears By Pope’s Embrace Of Son

A Rhode Island couple says they were speechless and moved to tears when Pope Francis hugged and kissed their 8-year-old son in St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday.



A New Pope – A New Era!

March 16, 2013 This past Wednesday, March 13th history was made, as the world got to see the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church – Pope Francis. The 76 year old Cardinal Jorge Mario […]


WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Joe Mathieu getting ready for a live report on WBZ-TV. (Credit: WBZ NewsRadio's Jay Borselle)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 3/15

Soundbytes from the top news stories of the past week.


Gary Lapierre

We’re All In This Together………..

Love the picture of him, 48-hours before becoming the leader of a few billion Catholics around the world, checking out of his hotel room, carrying his own bags, paying the bar bill before heading for the Vatican to vote for someone else. Probably can’t take the bus to this job anymore!!!! Kidding!!!!


Boston College students celebrate mass after new pope is elected

Boston College Celebrates Selection Of First Jesuit Pope

A sense of pride and excitement at Boston College over the selection of Pope Francis, the first Jesuit ever to be elected.


Cardinal Sean O’Malley meets with Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio at his residence in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 2010 as part of a visit to South America. (Credit: Pilot photo from

New Pope Shares Similarities With Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley

The new Pope shares some similarities to Cardinal Sean O’Malley.


VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - MARCH 13:  Newly elected Pope Francis I appears on the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on March 13, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.  Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the 266th Pontiff and will lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Who Is Pope Francis I?

The 76-year-old is from Buenos Aires and reportedly finished second in the 2005 Conclave that ended with Benedict the 16th as Pope.