In a state hospital after growing ill in jail, the Ukranian opposition leader denounces the "cannibalistic" tactics of those who have condemned her -- and vows to fight on.
How long the conclave lasts is often an indicator of who is likely to walk out as Pope. The favorites are typically elected quickly, and deadlocks can lead to a surprise compromise candidate.
Thinking beyond the top "papabili," some have cited Cardinal Bechara al-Rahi, the Patriarch of Antioch. For the Church, the plight of Christians in the Middle East is a key issue of our times.
Advances in software for surveillance video help make cameras "smart" about the footage they are collecting of all of us.
Press blackout be damned, Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis spoke with Folha de S. Paolo about papal candidates, including fellow Brazilian Scherer. Assis expects a short conclave, but is packed for a long one.
Benedict XVI himself said Africa deserves to be considered for the papacy.