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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a profile

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as ‘Father Jorge’

Conclave to begin on Tuesday

Workers prepare the Sistine Chapel for the conclave (Photo: CNS)

Mass will be celebrated in the morning and cardinals will enter conclave in the afternoon

Benedict XVI pledges obedience to his successor

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals on the final day of his papacy (Photo: CNS)

‘Among you,’ Benedict XVI told the assembled cardinals, ‘is the future pope’

Pope says he made decision to abdicate with ‘profound serenity’

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI thanks Catholics around the world for their support in final address as pope

Benedict XVI preaches humility and Christian unity in last public Mass as pope

Pope Benedict XVI receives ashes from Cardinal Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

He says the true disciple does not ‘seek applause or approval’

Benedict XVI thanks faithful and asks for prayers for his successor

The Pope makes his first public appearance since his abdication announcement (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI says he has felt people’s prayers ‘almost physically’

Pope issues new rules to strengthen Catholic identity of charities

Benedict XVI says charities should not receive money from groups that ‘pursue ends contrary to the Church’s teaching’

Pope creates six new cardinals from outside Europe

Cardinals greet new Cardinal Tagle after he received the red hat at St Peter's (AP)

The College of Cardinals now has 120 members eligible to vote in a conclave

Pope: ‘The Council Fathers neither could nor wished to create a new Church’

Benedict XVI at the weekly general audience yesterday (Photo: CNS)

On eve of 50th anniversary Benedict XVI reflects on weak and strong points of Council documents

Pope tells Middle East Christians: ‘Your sufferings are not in vain’

Benedict XVI arrives in the popemobile to celebrate Mass (CNS)

Benedict XVI appeals for hope on last day of Lebanese visit