Pope Francis

Commentary & Opinion
3:30 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

Stephen Gottlieb: The Choice of a Pope

I have held back from talking about the choice of a pope. After all, a pope is a decision to be made by and for our Catholic brothers and sisters. And it seems improper for non-Catholics to get into that issue.

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New York News
2:13 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

NYS Catholic Conference Reacts to Newly-Elected Pope

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The new pope elected Wednesday is the first pontiff from the Americas - Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name will be Pope Francis. Here is reaction from the New York State Catholic Conference.

The Catholic Conference is the official voice of the Catholic Church in the state, representing New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. Dennis Poust is its spokesman.

Poust highlights what he thinks the 76-year-old South American’s papacy will mean for New York’s Catholic Community.

Plus, says Poust:

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New England News
12:18 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

New Pope Francis Means Reform In Catholic Church

Rev. Gary Dailey
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Rev. Gary Dailey is director of the Office of Vocations for the Springfield Diocese. He travels frequently to the Vatican. He spoke with WAMC"s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill about Pope Francis

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New York News
9:37 am
Thu March 14, 2013

NY's Voice of the Catholic Church: "The Americas Can Be Proud"

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Argentine Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, whose papal name is Pope Francis, becomes the 266th pope in the history of the Catholic Church. He is the first pontiff from the Americas, and succeeds Pope Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation last month, amid health concerns.

The New York State Catholic Conference represents New York’s bishops in matters of public policy. And Dennis Poust is its spokesman.

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