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Welcome, Pope Francis

Our cartoonist Christian Adams considers the Pope's task ahead

Let’s pray that he will inspire all Catholics to join him in the urgent task of rebuilding the Church

Conclave begins behind closed doors, as the famous ‘Extra Omnes’ phrase is announced

The conclave is officially underway. The doors of the Sistine Chapel were closed just moments after Msgr Guido Marini announced the famous Latin phase: ‘Extra Omnes,’ which roughly translates to ‘Everyone Out.’

Cardinals process inside St Peter’s Basilica for the Mass to elect a pope

The 115 cardinals processed into the Basilica to begin the Pro Eligendo Pontifice Mass

Print edition 08.03.13

March 8 2013

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Print edition 01.03.13

March 1 2013

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Benedict XVI pledges allegiance to next pope in farewell meeting with cardinals

Benedict XVI blessed the cardinals and gave a short speech

Pope Benedict XVI’s final day in office: live blog

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his final public address at Castel Gandolfo. Photo: PA

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Benedict XVI meets political leaders for last time

Pope tells president of the Slovakian Republic: ‘I would have gone to Slovakia this year’

Best moments of Benedict XVI’s pontificate

Relive Pope Benedict’s eight-year pontificate in less than two minutes

Thousands flock to see Benedict XVI in last public event as Pope

About 200,000 people were expected to attend the general audience