POPE FRANCIS IN THE NEWS

The following timeline chronicles Pope Francis' tenure as reported by TWC News and NY1.

 

FEBRUARY 2013
Yesterday's historic announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down at the end of the month has fueled speculations in the city and beyond as to who will replace the leader of the Catholic church, and local Catholics disagreed on which direction the church should go. 02/12/2013 02:42 PM
MARCH 2013
Yesterday's historic announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will be stepping down at the end of the month has fueled speculations in the city and beyond as to who will replace the leader of the Catholic church, and local Catholics disagreed on which direction the church should go. 03/14/2013 12:42 AM
Pope Francis gave the first general audience of his papacy in Vatican City, and spoke informally before thousands of journalists, media workers and their guests. | NY1 will have live coverage of the pope's installation, beginning at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. 03/16/2013 10:46 AM
Pope Francis is now officially the head of the Catholic Church after his installation ceremony Tuesday morning in Vatican City where called on members of the faith to be "protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment." 03/19/2013 05:48 PM
As Pope Francis officially starts his papacy, a list of challenges await him both here in the U.S. and abroad especially when it comes to the issue of the church's perception. 03/19/2013 05:42 PM
SEPTEMBER 2013
On the first Sunday since Pope Francis' headline-making interview, where the pontiff publicly addressed abortion and gay rights, some Catholics at Saint Patrick's Cathedral shared their reactions. 09/22/2013 05:54 PM
DECEMBER 2013
Pope Francis has a new plan to crack down on sex abuse within the Catholic Church. 12/05/2013 03:10 PM
JULY 2014
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may not be getting an audience with Pope Francis during his vacation to Italy, but he did get into the Vatican for a private meeting with its secretary of state, which gave the mayor a chance to personally express his desire to have the pope visit New York City. 07/21/2014 06:13 PM
AUGUST 2014
While on a flight back to Rome from South Korea today Pope Francis confirmed he would like to visit the United States sometime next September with a possible stop in the Big Apple. 08/19/2014 01:32 AM
OCTOBER 2014
Catholics are reacting to what gay rights activists are calling a "seismic shift" regarding the church's views toward gays and lesbians. 10/14/2014 01:55 PM
JANUARY 2015
JUNE 2015

 

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