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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’

Pope tells president of the Slovakian Republic: ‘I would have gone to Slovakia this year’

Pope gives his final greetings to cardinals and other Vatican officials (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI promises his ‘unconditional obedience’ to next pope

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI thanks Catholics around the world for their support in final address as pope