Pope Francis was officially inaugurated as the 266th occupant of the Throne of St. Peter Tuesday in front of the biggest crowd yet to see the new pope, who was elected six days ago.
An estimated 1 million people are expected to attend the inaugural mass, packing St. Peter's Square and spilling into the streets of Rome. Among them, several St. Louisans.
Pope Francis is likely to make his next public appearance on Sunday at Saint Peter's Basilica.
After the pomp and activities surrounding his election as pontiff, Pope Francis may get his first quiet day Friday when he meets with familiar faces -- all the cardinals.
St. Louis native Cardinal Timothy Dolan was among those attending Pope Francis' first mass on Thursday.
Our very own Mike Bush was in Rome Thursday for Pope Francis' first full day.
Pope Francis' significance for the U.S. church is a mixed picture. His choice drew praise, caution and one critic who called him a caretaker for a church unable to change.
On his first full day as pontiff, Pope Francis is displaying his well-known humility.
St. Louis native Cardinal Timothy Dolan believes Pope Francis has a great track record to lead the Catholic church.
It's a new day in Rome and a new era for the Catholic Church.
Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying
While there may have been some disappointment locally that St. Louis native Timothy Cardinal Dolan wasn't elected to the Papacy, his mother had a very different reaction.
Hector and Stella Aberastury can't believe their countryman was elected Pope.
None may be happier about the selection of Pope Francis than a parish in south city.
Millions of people around the world watched as white smoke poured from the Sistine Chapel chimney on Wednesday.
We're hearing from Cardinal Timothy Dolan for the first time since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope.
On the second day of conclave a new pope was elected, replacing Pope Benedict XVI who stepped down as the head of the Catholic Church at the end of February.
Pope Francis chose a name that reflects St. Francis of Assisi's humble ministry and his own.
The best photos from Tuesday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 13 from Vatican City. Photos courtesy of Getty Images.
We wanted to shed new light on the election of Pope Francis, so we brought Fr. Chris Collins from Saint Louis University and Fr. R.B. Hezun on NewsChannel 5 at 5 p.m.
NewsChannel 5's Farrah Fazal was with Robert Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis when he heard the news at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Shrewsbury.
The parishioners at Little Flower Catholic Church were watching very closely, hoping Cardinal Timothy Dolan might walk out onto the balcony Wednesday.
As white smoke came out of the chimney at the Sistine Chapel, classes came to a halt for students at Catholic schools across the area, including Kennedy Catholic High School in west St. Louis County.
In an age of tweets, status updates and technological solitude, perhaps it's telling that the one thing that can truly make the world stop and come together is something as old as civilization: fire and a stream of white smoke.
A prominent American cardinal has said newly elected Pope Francis will visit his predecessor Benedict XVI on Thursday at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
The election of a new pope is the talk of St. Louis Catholic schools, including Cardinal Ritter High School.
There's so much to learn about Pope Francis. He's a Jesuit and was the Archbishop of Buenos Aires.
There's no bigger story right now than the election of Pope Francis.
Throngs jamming St. Peter's Square roared with joy as Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, was selected as the new pope and leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 76-year-old cardinal and archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina was named Benedict XVI's successor on Wednesday.