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Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope addresses more than 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Baroness Thatcher (Photo: PA)

Margaret Thatcher had her critics, Pope Francis can expect to have his too

Pope Francis receives a book from Dr Nikolaus Schneider

Dr Nikolaus Schneider hopeful for joint celebration of the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

Pope Francis greets parishioners outside Sant'Anna church (CNS)

The Pontiff’s ‘Italian identity’ and a wise choice of Secretary of State will help bring about change at the Vatican

Archbishop Vincent Nichols called for Britons to pray Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

Archbishop of Westminster denies the country has no voice in papal vote

Pope Benedict waves to the crowd yesterday AP/Press Association Images

Bishop says change of heart, not administrative changes, would bring true reform

Benedict XVI, who leaves office today

This has been a very great pontificate: we now need a vigorous pope who will defeat the treacherous bureaucrats who undermined Pope Benedict

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his final public address at Castel Gandolfo. Photo: PA

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Benedict XVI blesses pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI delivers his final words as Pope to cheering pilgrims at Castel Gandolfo

Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals on the final day of his papacy (Photo: CNS)

‘Among you,’ Benedict XVI told the assembled cardinals, ‘is the future pope’