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The modified papal coat of arms

Symbols adjusted on papal coat of arms

Changes made to spikenard flower and star to better reflect importance of Mary and St Joseph

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

In a pre-Conclave speech the future Pontiff urged colleagues to reject “theological narcissism”

Pope Francis celebrates  Mass (Photo: PA)

In his Chrism Mass homily the Pope urged priests to go out where there is ‘suffering, blindness, and evil masters’

The Chrism Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Nichols says at Chrism Mass that priests fail in spectacular and hidden ways

Pope Francis and the Catholic Church were the subject of an Intelligence Squared debate

Parliamentarians believe a change in rules would lead to growth of the priesthood

Pope Francis is driven through the crowd at his first general audience (AP)

He asks faithful to ‘open the doors of your hearts’

A hooded penitent in the  Philippines pauses while carrying a cross (AP)

Faithful urged to ‘focus on prayers’ rather than extreme self-mortification

The Domus Sanctae Marthae, where Pope Francis has decided to stay (Photo: CNS)

Vatican spokesman says Pope prefers ‘living in community with others’

Pope Francis celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP)

He says that embracing the Cross leads to joy

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

Pope tells predecessor: ‘We are brothers’