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Prayer answered: Girl, 10, meets Pope Francis

The 10-year-old American girl went to the Vatican on a prayer of maybe, just maybe, meeting the Pope this week to deliver an important message.

Her prayer was answered, against all odds.

But for a while, Jersey Vargas' pilgrimage seemed doomed when a…

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The Papacy: Electing a new pope

One year ago today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis. Click here to learn more about the election process and the history of the papacy.

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Pope Francis clears John Paul II, John XXIII for sainthood

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo expects to be traveling to Rome soon to see the man who sent him to Houston elevated to sainthood.

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Local seminarian has ringside seat at Vatican

A Kingwood man watched history unfold as a new Pope was named. It's all part of his studies at the Vatican to become a priest.

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Covering the Conclave: Bill's Blog

KPRC Local 2 anchor Bill Balleza is covering the Conclave from the Vatican. Read about his experience covering the event.

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Houston's cardinal says new pope has 'vision' for Church

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo wants Houstonians to know what kind of man he helped to select to be the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.

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World welcomes Francis on front pages

Newspapers around the world heralded the election of Pope Francis on their front pages.

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Students predict who will become next pope

A group of Catholic students are waiting to see who will be the next pope, and they've made their own picks as to who should get the position.

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Hispanic Houstonians celebrate first Latin American pope

Thousands of miles away from Rome at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Houston, Hispanic parishioners gathered Wednesday evening for mass.

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Argentina's Jorge Bergoglio elected new pope

Jorge Bergogolio was elected pope on March 13, 2013. He is the first non-European pope in the modern era. He is also the first pontiff from South America, and the first Jesuit to be elected head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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Clergy: Choice of pope symbolic to Houston Hispanics

Top clergymen in Houston say that the selection of the former archbishop of Buenos Aires as the new Pope 'speaks boldly' to Houston's Hispanic population.

New Pope Elected Woman Prays

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World reacts to new pope

The world reacts to news of a new pope to head the Catholic Church.

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Covering the Conclave: Bill's Blog