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US’ O’Malley, the ‘cappuccino priest,’ becomes a hit in Rome

March 13, 2013 in The Daily Republic

VATICAN CITY The archbishop of Boston, dressed more often in the humble brown robe of his religious order than a cardinal’s regalia, has emerged as an unlikely star amid the drama unfolding in Rome.
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Vatican: conclave likely to start early next week

March 8, 2013 in The Daily Republic

VATICAN CITY (AP) The Vatican said Friday the conclave to elect a new pope will likely start in the first few days of next week, signaling that cardinals are coming to an end of discussions about the state of the church and who best among them might lead it.
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