How Pope Francis Was Selected

By ALICE BRENNAN, age 10 PHOTO: Catholic Church (England and Wales) Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, was chosen by the College of Cardinals* on March 13, 2013. To select a new pope, the Cardinals formed a conclave**, following a tradition that has been in...

Pink Smoke vs. White Outside of the Vatican

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 11 Pink Smoke set off by the Women’s Ordination Conference hovers outside the Vatican in protest of the Catholic Church’s ban on women priests. PHOTO: Unknown On March 13, 2013 in Rome, Italy, as the new pope was chosen, a group...