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After his work is done, Pope Francis is likely to follow Pope Benedict into retirement

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

Welcome, Pope Francis

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

Quiet thunder in Argentina

This profile of Cardinal Bergoglio first appeared in The Catholic Herald on October 7 2005

To many in Buenos Aires, he is known simply as ‘Father Jorge’

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

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