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Francis offers his second blessing as Pope to pregnant woman

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

From excitement to tears: Argentinians overwhelmed with emotion

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

Could anything be more counter-cultural than a media-shy Pope?

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

Pope Francis’s first full day in office – live updates

The Pope celebrates Mass in the Sistine Chapel

Argentina will be celebrating in the days ahead

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

Pope Francis greets the world

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

Welcome, Pope Francis

Let’s pray that he will inspire all Catholics to join him in the urgent task of rebuilding the Church

Quiet thunder in Argentina

This profile of Cardinal Bergoglio first appeared in The Catholic Herald on October 7 2005

The first words of Pope Francis: ‘Good evening!’

‘It looks as if my brothers the cardinals went to fetch [the new Pope] from the end of the world!’