Archive for March 13th, 2013

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March 13, 2013, by Zlatica Hoke of VOANews

The Roman Catholic church got its first Latin American pontiff Wednesday when a secret papal conclave elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to as its new leader.  Pope Francis is also […]

EU leaders, US president Obama and UN chief congratulate new Pope Francis

March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Among the first to congratulate Argentinean cardinal Jorge Bergoglio on becoming Pope Francis I on March 13 2013 were the European Union’s two most ...

Cardinal Bergoglio of Buenos Aires elected Pope Francis

March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Archbishop of Buenos Aires, cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (76), became the first Latin American to be elected Pope on March 13 2013, taking the n ...

White smoke from Vatican signals election of new Pope: ‘Habemus Papam’

March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

A plume of white smoke billowing from a chimney at the Vatican at about 7.05pm Central European Time on March 13 2013 signalled that the conclave of c ...

  • Man sets himself on fire outside Presidency in Sofia
    March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A 51-year-old man was admitted to Pirogov emergency hospital in Sofia on March 13 2013 in critical condition after setting himself on fire outside the building housing the Bulgarian President’s […]

  • Bulgarian annual inflation down to 3.6% in February
    March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s annual consumer price inflation fell to 3.6 per cent in February, breaking a three-month upward trend, data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) showed on March 13. Monthly inflation […]

  • Bulgaria’s Raykov caretaker cabinet takes office
    March 13, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s 17-member caretaker cabinet headed by diplomat Marin Raykov took office at a ceremony on March 13 2013 at the Council of Ministers building in Sofia, attended by members of […]