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Pope Francis (second left) as a young man with his family (CNS)

It does not rock the barque of Peter to put aside minor traditions

I'm glad my parents called me Francis now... (AP)

The pope’s new style does not reflect badly on his predecessor

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis – what’s in a name?

We need a new pope with the steel of St Francis

Cardinals attend Mass for election of pope in St. Peter's Basilica yesterday (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

It is called the ‘room of tears’ for a reason

I'll be praying for Cardinal Dolan Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

… whatever my personal criticisms

St Dominic Savio, a student of St John Bosco, died at the age of about 15

The story, told by Fr Michael Hollings, is one that priests must see many times in their careers

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame addresses the UN. The country has made strides in healthcare AP Photo/Richard Drew

The African country has made great progress, showing it’s not how much money is spent, but how

The faithful watch a screen showing Benedict XVI in St Peter's Square yesterday (AP)

Benedict XVI’s abdication is a blessing in disguise

Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst, June 1942 (Photo © George (Jürgen) Wittenstein / akg-images)

Both Sophie and her fellow German Joseph Ratzinger were inspired by Newman’s writings on conscience

baby

Dr Evelyn Billings, who died last week, travelled the world teaching women about their own natural fertility