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Historic encounter takes place at Castel Gandolfo

Inauguration Mass

Around a million people were expected to attend Mass in St Peter’s Square

He urges pilgrims to ‘have a great Sunday and great lunch!’

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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is Pope Francis

Live coverage of the new pope’s first appearance

The chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (AP)

Live coverage of today’s momentous events in Rome

The Italian man, who has been on the dome since yesterday afternoon, is protesting against Mario Monti, the EU and the economic crisis

August 24 2012

Print edition 24.08.12

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August 17 2012

Print edition 17.08.12

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July 27 2012

Print edition 27.07.12

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers. This week, we publish an exclusive interview with the Education Secretary Michael Gove; authors Aili and Andres McConnon hail Gino Bartali, the devout Tour de France winner and Holocaust hero; Nicholas Ollivant says the ordinariate cannot […]

The drawings will be authenticated by a specialised geometric test