The world waited over an hour to learn the identity of the new pope. Erin Burnett reports on how the Catholic Church kept a lid on papal leaks.
Erin Burnett shares her thoughts about Pope Francis and the future of the Catholic Church.
Holy white smoke
— Erin Burnett (@ErinBurnett) March 13, 2013
We have a Pope! Argentina's Jorge Mario Bergogolio stepped out on to the balcony of the papal residence tonight and greeted a crowd of 150,000 people in St. Peter's square and more than a billion others watching around the world.
Erin Burnett gives us a look at how this historic moment unfolded.
More than 1.2 billion Catholics now have their new leader - Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff.
Jorge Bergogolio, who served as archbishop of Buenos Aires, took the name Francis shortly after being elected by cardinals in what was apparently the fifth round of voting on the second day of the conclave.
"It seems to me that my brother cardinals have chosen one who is from faraway. ... Here I am. I would like to thank you for your embrace," Francis said.
Erin Burnett talks to the co-creator of the History Channel's "The Bible," Roma Downey about her reaction to the new pope.
'The Bible' is a 10-hour live-action miniseries based on the bible. The first episode of the miniseries aired March 3 and was seen by 13.1 million viewers, rating higher than any show on the major broadcast networks.
White smoke ! a new Pope ! Praise The Lord !
— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) March 13, 2013
Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p and 11p ET on CNN for the full interview.
In Iran, where a photo of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hugging and consoling for Hugo Chavez's grieving mother is upsetting some of Iran's clerics.
Erin Burnett asked Reza Sayah if Ahmadinejad is feeling the heat?