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Pope Francis and children release doves
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Angry Birds Attack Peace Doves Released by Pope Francis & Children

Just after Pope Francis and two children released two doves into the air above St. Peter's Square in Rome on Monday, a seagull and a crow swooped in and attacked the smaller birds.

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The Inauguration Mass For Pope Francis
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Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year 2013

Time magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year.

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Closer To Thee I Tweet

Pope Francis now has more than 10 million followers -- on Twitter! 

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Pope John Paul II
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Pope John Paul II Will Be Named a Saint

Pope John Paul II, who headed the Catholic Church from 1978 through his death in 2005, will soon officially become a saint.

The sainthood was expected for the widely beloved pope, for whom thousands of Catholics chanted "Santo subito" ("Sainthood now”) in St

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Holy Harley! The Pope Blesses Bikes

Do loud pipes help God hear our prayers better?

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Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica (Getty Images)
Newly elected Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica (Getty Images)
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It Once Took 3 Years To Elect A Pope

So we have a new Pope – Francis – from Argentina – the first from South America. He becomes the 266th Pope in the history of the Catholic Church. While the Conclave was going on Clay and I were wondering about why they do it this way. It came at the direction of Pope Gregory X who the Cardinals took three years to choose in 1271.

To avoid that from ever happening again.....

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Pope Francis first appearance
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New Pope Elected — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, Now Called Francis I

Jorge Bergoglio, the 76-year-old archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been elected as pope. He is the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church. Bergoglio, who has taken the name Francis I, is also the first Jesuit priest to become pope.

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seagull on the Sistine Chapel
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Live Video of the Chimney at the Sistine Chapel — Next Vote Coming Up Soon

Wednesday morning's vote at the papal conclave at the Vatican led to black smoke rising from the Sistine Chapel chimney, meaning no new pope after the cardinals' second vote.

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The Papal Conclave Day One (Getty Images)
The Papal Conclave Day One (Getty Images)
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Wednesday’s Top News In Two Words

Here is a list of the top news stories in two words...

Crowds gather in the rain in St. Peter's Square in Rome to await word on the identity of the new Pope (Getty Images)
Crowds gather in the rain in St. Peter's Square in Rome to await word on the identity of the new Pope (Getty Images)
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No New Pope Yet

Sworn to complete secrecy, the 115 Cardinals in Rome will vote again on Wednesday (March 13) for a new Pope to replace Benedict. Black smoke billowed from the Sistine Chapel after the first round of voting, meaning no new Pope had been elected. Once one candidate receives a two-thirds majority, he becomes Pope, and the first sign the Cardinals were successful is when white smoke comes from the Chapel’s chimney.

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Cardinals from around the world will meet in the Sistine Chapel in Rome to decide on a new Pope (Getty Images)
Cardinals from around the world will meet in the Sistine Chapel in Rome to decide on a new Pope (Getty Images)
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How They Elect The New Pope

Now that Pope Benedict has resigned, the 115 cardinals under the age of 80 will meet to vote on a new Pope. Once they’re all in Rome, they can’t leave until the final decision is made and they can’t talk to anyone outside of the conclave. And that includes social media. A ruling by Pope John Paul II in 1996 called for the Sistine Chapel to be checked for any hidden cameras or microphones before balloting begins.

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