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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

People huddle under umbrellas as they keep watch on the smoke stack (Photo: PA)

In St Peter’s Square, pilgrims are hopeful, excited, and a little anxious

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Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio is Pope Francis

Live coverage of the new pope’s first appearance

The chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel (AP)

Live coverage of today’s momentous events in Rome

The conclave is officially underway. The doors of the Sistine Chapel were closed just moments after Msgr Guido Marini announced the famous Latin phase: ‘Extra Omnes,’ which roughly translates to ‘Everyone Out.’

Cardinals attended Mass at St Peter's earlier today (CNS)

Cardinal-electors swear oath to defend the Church

The 115 cardinals processed into the Basilica to begin the Pro Eligendo Pontifice Mass

Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo (Photo: CNS)

Journalists are floundering because they cannot see beyond the dichotomy of ‘conservative’ and ‘progressive’

A screen shot of the Mass in St Peter's Basilica (from footage broadcast by Salt and Light TV)

Fr John Zuhlsdorf offers a guide to this morning’s Mass

The Sistine Chapel is being prepared for the conclave (Photo: CNS)

Then we can all get back to the business of completing the work of the pontificate so unexpectedly ended