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March 13th, 2013
10:35 PM ET

Cheers and then silence for new pope

CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the intense anticipation and celebration in St. Peter's Square before and after the appearance of Pope Francis.

Learn more by reading The AC360 411: Meet Pope Francis

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March 13th, 2013
10:30 PM ET

The pope's message on day one

John Allen, Ashley McGuire, and Father Cutie discuss Pope Francis' positive and humble message at the start of his papacy.

Read more about the pope in "Bergoglio's journey to top of the church"

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March 13th, 2013
10:15 PM ET

Pope Francis' health

Pope Francis had part of one lung removed early in his life. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says there shouldn't be any concern about his ability to serve.

Read more about the pope in "5 things to know about the new pope"

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The AC360 411: Meet Pope Francis
March 13th, 2013
06:12 PM ET

The AC360 411: Meet Pope Francis

Editor’s Note: Anderson Cooper reports live from Rome tonight on the election of Cardinal Jorge Bergogolio as the new pope for the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, has been elected as the new pope of the Catholic Church. He’s taking the name Pope Francis. The name symbolizes "poverty, humility and simplicity,” said John Allen, CNN’s Senior Vatican Analyst. When the new pope spoke to the massive crowd in St. Peter’s Square today, he told them, “Let us pray always for one another. Let us pray for the whole world. Let us have a big brotherhood.” The papal conclave took five votes over two days until it reached its decision. Here’s the AC360 411 on the new pope and papal conclave:
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March 12th, 2013
11:06 PM ET

How secure are Vatican's secrets?

There's a security lockdown at the Vatican, but are cracks in the conclave's privacy possible? CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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March 12th, 2013
11:05 PM ET

Rich history of papal conclave

Anderson Cooper lists some of the lesser-known facts surrounding the ancient process to select a new pope.

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March 12th, 2013
11:02 PM ET

Sex abuse settlement during papal conclave

The Catholic church is paying millions to four men allegedly abused as boys. Father Beck and Reverend Cutie discuss the issue.

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March 12th, 2013
11:00 PM ET

The Vatican prepares for papal conclave

Anderson Cooper reports on how leaders of the Catholic church get ready to pick a new pope with the traditional conclave.

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March 12th, 2013
11:00 PM ET

Divisions among the Catholic leadership

Rev. Beck and John Allen discuss the divide between tradition and reform that will play out during the papal conclave.

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March 12th, 2013
10:51 PM ET

Anticipation and ancient conclave rituals

Anderson Cooper reports on the services and traditions on the first day the cardinals gathered in the Sistine Chapel to choose a new pope.

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