April 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
FARGO Pope Francis on Monday named a priest from the Diocese of Lincoln in Nebraska as the newest bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota. Continue Reading
March 19, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press
Thursday’s election of a new pope has drawn praise from the regional Catholic community.
Jorge Bergoglio, 76, took the papal name Francis and became the 266th to hold the title of spiritual leader of the Catholic Church. He had most recently served as the cardinal of Buenos Aires. Continue Reading
March 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
VATICAN CITY Pope Francis urged princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of ordinary people gathered for his installation Mass on Tuesday to protect the environment, the weakest and the poorest, mapping out a clear focus of his priorities as leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics. Continue Reading
March 14, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
BISMARCK North Dakota students at the University of Mary’s campus in Rome say it’s exciting to be in the city during an historic time for the Roman Catholic Church. Continue Reading
March 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic
VATICAN CITY (AP) On the streets in Buenos Aires, the stories about the cardinal who has become the first pope from the Americas often include a very ordinary backdrop: The city bus during rush hour.
March 13, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty. Continue Reading