Roman Catholic Church
  • n this picture taken March 20, 2008 Argentina's cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, right, kisses the feet of a man during a mass with youth trying to overcome drug addictions in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

    It's without dispute that Jose Mario Bergoglio, like most other Argentines, failed to openly confront the 1976-1983 military junta.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
  • FILE - This Nov. 20, 2010 file photo shows Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka, Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don being elevated to cardinal during a consistory inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. Ranjith, who in 2010 was named Sri Lanka's second cardinal in history, now is being mentioned among the possible successors to Benedict XVI if the conclave looks beyond Europe to acknowledge the shifting "southern'' demographics of the church.

    Malcolm Ranjith is being mentioned among the possible successors to Benedict if the conclave looks beyond Europe.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 07, 2013, 10:40 AM EST
  • Rev Russell Pollitt preaches during a Mass at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, Sunday March 3, 2013. Catholics around the world attended the first Sunday masses since Benedict XVI stepped down as pope. Many prayed for a energetic, new leader to reinvigorate what many said was an ailing institution

    Faithful attending Sunday Mass on five continents for the first time since Pope Benedict XVI's retirement had different ideas about who should next lead the Roman Catholic Church.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 03, 2013, 7:04 PM EST