Jorge Mario Bergoglio's election to the papacy further tarnishes the position -- and the Church.
How can a candidate, such as Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana or Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Brazil, be considered conservative but still produce statements critical of neoliberal capitalism?
As pope, an African could provoke a subtle but important change in global attitudes toward Africa and focus more attention on a rising continent rich with promise and challenges alike.
There's a systemic flaw in the way the Church does things, involving hundreds of priests and thousands of victims of abuse, mainly children.
The checker-players of Washington are up against the chess-masters of Kabul, explains columnist Conn Hallinan.