Faith and Morals
Pope Francis' track record of defending life and traditional marriage has conservative, Christian, and pro-family leaders optimistic that he will provide crucial leadership to all Christians on moral issues facing the Church.
The 115 cardinal-electors of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church, meeting in conclave for the second day on March 13, elected Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to become the church’s 266th pope.
A new policy approved by the Chicago Public Schools will require students to participate in sex education instruction, beginning in kindergarten.
An Egyptian human rights organization said that an Egyptian Coptic Christian who died while being detained by Libyan Islamists was tortured to death.