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

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

Iraqi Christians protest in America. Their numbers have dramatically fallen in the ten years since the invasion (AP)

On the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War Mardean Isaac says western states are forcing Iraqi Christians to return home

Pope Francis greets people after Mass yesterday (Photo: CNS)

They can’t get Pope Francis over paedophilia: but they were always going to find something

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (AP)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cristina Kirchner greets Cardinal Bergoglio in 2008 (Photo: CNS)

As Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict XVI made his views on foreign policy explicit, but he never reiterated them as pope

People shelter from the rain in St Peter's Square on Wednesday (AP)

Young Catholics understand what it takes to make the Church truly flourish

Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae  (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

This morning's newspapers in Argentina (AP)

We can expect our new Holy Father to shake things up

Pope Francis (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Francis – what’s in a name?

We need a new pope with the steel of St Francis

Pope Francis (AP)

The new Holy Father should bring hope to the world