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Pope Francis celebrated Mass in the Sistine Chapel this afternoon.

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

The new Holy Father should bring hope to the world

During his first morning as Pope, Francis prayed for nearly 30 minutes at the altar of Rome’s Basilica of St Mary Major. Before he left he greeted a married couple and gave a blessing to the lady, who was pregnant

Euphoria broke out in St Peter’s Square

Pope Francis: in his own words

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

Cardinal Bergoglio once refused a Curial position, saying it would kill him

The Pope celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel

No one here was prepared for his election – President Kirchner was oblivious to the news, tweeting about public projects in Patagonia

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