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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

Pope Francis appears on the balcony of St Peter's last night (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/03/13

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

Cardinal Bergoglio in an undated photo (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Bergoglio once refused a Curial position, saying it would kill him

Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

No one here was prepared for his election – President Kirchner was oblivious to the news, tweeting about public projects in Patagonia

Our cartoonist Christian Adams considers the Pope's task ahead

Welcome, Pope Francis

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