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Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina elected as first pope from South America
Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina elected as first pope from South America
News Queens Courier Staff 3/13/2013 at 4:03PM

BY MAGGIE HAYES AND TERENCE M. CULLEN The papal conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the first South American and Jesuit pope, after one of the shortest conclaves in history. He selected the papal name Francis I. The decision came just a day after the voting began on Tuesday, March 12, following the [...]

Queens and the world bids farewell to Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves Vatican
Queens and the world bids farewell to Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves Vatican
News Terence M. Cullen 2/28/2013 at 5:34PM

It’s official: Pope Benedict XVI is now “Pope Emeritus.” His holiness officially left his post, the first Pope to do so in nearly 600 years, on Thursday, February 28 — as Cardinals from around the world gather to find a replacement. Catholics in the city, and Queens, will now wait as a new leader of [...]

Local Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict’s resignation
Local Catholic leaders react to Pope Benedict’s resignation
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 2/11/2013 at 3:11PM

Catholic leaders around the city are reacting with surprise and well-wishes to the news that Pope Benedict XVI will resign as leader of the Catholic Church effective Thursday, February 28. His holiness, elected to lead the Vatican in 2005, announced early on Monday, February 11 he no longer felt physically or mentally able to guide [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 2/11/2013 at 7:11AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 45. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the West at 10 to 20 mph. [...]

Pope publishes first tweet
Pope publishes first tweet
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/12/2012 at 1:10PM

Using the Twitter handle @Pontifex, Pope Benedict XVI sent out his first tweet Wednesday, saying “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.” As of noon, the pope already had around 834,000 followers. According to the Vatican, [...]