On the surface, Pope Francis bears many similarities to his predecessor. The Cardinals it seems stuck to the traditional model, an elderly white man. But that only accounts for physical similarity. Beneath the surface however, the newly elected Pope Francis couldn't be more different from the Pope Emeritus.
They've brought us 47-second guides to Mitt Romney and Christmas - and now those clever people at Finite Funnies have turned
The Catholic leader of England and Wales has spoken of his excitement over a fresh start for the Church ahead of the Pope's
Argentina's president, Cristina Kirchner, has called on Pope Francis, with whom she is reported to have "frosty" relations
Where did you find out about the new Pope? Chances are it wasn't a newspaper. New figures out this week confirmed what most of us know already: the majority of us get our news online today (yesterday too, in fact) and are purchasing papers in ever decreasing numbers. Only 71% of men and women under 24 have read a daily newspaper in the past year. And the paper they read in the highest numbers is the Metro, so they're not parting with cash even when print does provide their daily view of the news.
"Daddy, why are we waiting a whole hour to see a new pope?" my 13 year-old daughter asks as I rush back and forth from the kitchen, where I am cooking dinner, to the sitting-room, anxious not to miss the first glimpse of the newly elected pope on SKY television.
Pope Francis is already well known his frugal ways - cooking his own meals and riding the bus instead of taking a chauffeur
What a week! Especially for Catholics. And most especially for The Priest Formerly Known As Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Yes, after
He's just got his feet (which are wearing normal shoes, not red Prada ones) under the desk - but already, Pope Francis has
A rose-pink angel-shaped cloud has appeared above the skies of Florida, hours after the new Pope made his first appearance