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Pope Francis delivers the Urbi and Orbi blessing (AP)

Pontiff says Resurrection shows ‘love makes hope blossom in the wilderness’

Francis enters St Peter's Basilica at the start of the Easter Vigil (AP)

Francis baptises 10 people from around the world at Easter Vigil in St Peter’s

Pope Francis kisses a disabled person's foot after washing it (CNS)

Pope washes feet of 12 disabled people, including women and a Muslim man

Pope Francis breathes over chrism oil during the Chrism Mass (CNS)

Pontiff says that, like many priests, he has sometimes felt isolated and gloomy

The Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Sociologist and professor Margaret Archer named president of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

The Catholic Herald's cartoon inspired by ICN's Vatican hawk hoax (Christian Adams) Below: How The Guardian reported the story

Pulitzer Prize-winning Guardian among outlets to reproduce April Fool’s report

Pope Francis delivering his unscripted homily on Sunday (PA) Below Video via RomeReports.com

Pontiff delivers unscripted speech to crowds in St Peter’s Square

Faithful take pictures with Pope Francis at the end of the Palm Sunday Mass Below: Francis sips tea passed to him from the crowd (PA) Video via RomeReports

Pope asks faithful to look into their hearts to see how they are living their lives

Pope Francis (CNS)

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

Bishop-elect Alan Williams (Bishops Conference of England and Wales)

Fr Williams will be the seventh Bishop of Brentwood