Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, House majority leader Eric Cantor spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Kate Bolduan about the President’s meetings on Capitol Hill and more. A highlight from the interview is after the jump; a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html. This interview will air today on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN from 4 p.m. ET to 7 p.m. ET.
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As Catholics around the world celebrate a newly elected pope, last night "Piers Morgan Live" invited Rick Santorum to share his reactions and insights to an event watched worldwide.
"I was teary-eyed when I saw," said the former Republic presidential candidate, in describing the first appearance of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio now known as Pope Francis. "It's an incredibly moving moment, and to see the humility of this man – obviously, a man who is very much of the people, exactly as some of your commentators were saying – exactly what the Church needs right now, is someone who focuses on holiness, focuses on the mission of the Church which is to serve God, and serve His people here on Earth, and it seems like [that's] what Pope Francis has in mind."
"What do you imagine his idea of reformation may be?" Piers asked the former senator.
"What we're talking about here is the operation of the Church. The biggest problem with the Catholic Church is it's run by human beings," noted Santorum. "It's fallible in the sense that people in those organizations make mistakes and they do things the wrong way."
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On Wednesday, March 13, CNN Digital set new records for the year as users turned to CNN.com for news and information about the appointment of a new pope.
With a surge in traffic, CNN.com’s domestic site posted:
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During the afternoon of March 13th, before Pope Francis I was elected and announced, CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo reported that Cardinal Bergoglio could be a front-runner.
“A name we have not heard yet that was offered up to me is Cardinal Bergoglio,” Cuomo said.
He added, “As we're thinking about if the big names don't deliver early on and they have to look for an alternative, interesting suggestion from a retired cardinal, Bergoglio, don't count him out.”
Cardinal Timothy Dolan says pope can't change teachings, but can "present" better
Live from Rome, CNN’s Chris Cuomo sits down with Cardinal Timothy Dolan after Pope Francis was elected by the papal conclave. When Cuomo asks if the new pope can make any changes regarding social issues, Cardinal Dolan says the pope cannot change the substance of the Catholic faith, but he can modify the way it’s presented because a lot of the teachings “aren’t going over” with some people. Later in the interview, Dolan recounts the conclave experience and gives insight into what happened immediately after the pope accepted.
“It’s not all fun and games. It’s very intense and it’s very emotionally draining because you think about it night and day. This would be one of the most important things I’d ever have to do – to vote for the new successor of Peter. So there’s a lot of intensity,” Cardinal Dolan said. “… There’s a beautiful sense of the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit. No thunder and lightning. No sledge hammers. No people getting knocked off their horse. But you gradually begin to sense a movement towards a man. You pray hard. You talk a lot to one another.”
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of CNN International, said: “Recent audience research shows that viewing of CNN across Africa is at an all time high. Against this background, we are delighted to be a part of the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Awards, now in their eighteenth year. The awards represent the very best in journalism from across the African continent, and are truly a highlight in CNN’s editorial calendar. I’m proud that they continue to grow in stature and prestige, and the 2013 competition promises to deliver another year of stellar African journalism.” FULL POST