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Archbishop Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Homily was given at a Mass of Thanksgiving for the Election of Pope Francis at Westminster Cathedral

Euphoria broke out in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis: in his own words

Quotes from the new Pope on evangelisation, vanity, human trafficking and inequality

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

Pope Francis greets the world

Just moments after being elected, Pope Francis gave his first ‘Urbi et Orbi’ blessing as he stood on the balcony overlooking St Peter’s Square

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 I

‘It looks as if my brothers the cardinals went to fetch [the new Pope] from the end of the world!’

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’