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Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

He says he longs for ‘a Church that is poor and for the poor’

Pope Francis greets his fellow cardinals

The Pope meets members of the College of Cardinals

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis: in his own words

Quotes from the new Pope on evangelisation, vanity, human trafficking and inequality

Mass in the Sistine Chapel

The Pope celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel

Pope Francis I

‘It looks as if my brothers the cardinals went to fetch [the new Pope] from the end of the world!’

Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is elected Pope

The cardinal, who is the first Jesuit to be elected Pope, will be known as Pope Francis

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

Conclave to begin on Tuesday

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

Pope gives his final greetings to cardinals and other Vatican officials (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI promises his ‘unconditional obedience’ to next pope

Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St Peter's Square before his last general audience (Photo: PA)

Full text of Benedict XVI’s last address

At last general audience the Pope says during his pontificate he felt the Lord’s presence every day

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age