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Cardinal Bergoglio in an undated photo (Photo: CNS)

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

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

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

Quiet thunder in Argentina

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

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio: a profile

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

Pope Francis I

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is elected Pope

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

A computer image of the sanctuary at Cofton Park

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