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The ballot sheet used to count votes at the 1903 conclave

The two sheets, which escaped being burnt, have a starting price of £500

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

The Pope greets cardinals and bishops at the end of the general audience (AP)

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Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

A World Youth Day design at a Corpus Christi celebration in Brasilia in May (AP)

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Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (Photo: CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/13

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Pope Francis prior to his election  (Photo: CNS)

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

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 27/03/13

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All eyes are focussed on the chimney  (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

The Church needs more than an ‘obvious’ candidate – we need an exceptional one

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age