14 Mar 2013 12:19 GMT
Election of Latin American pontiff has caused jubilation, but religious leaders say he must reinvigorate the faith.
15 Mar 2013 01:57 GMT
First Latin American pontiff warns that troubled Church could "end up a compassionate NGO" unless it undergoes renewal.
15 Mar 2013 15:04 GMT
We examine the political, cultural and religious impact of the Latin American pope's ordination on the region.
15 Mar 2013 18:27 GMT
LGBT community shares mixture of optimism and scepticism as first Latin American leads Catholic Church.
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An austere Jesuit intellectual who modernised what had been one of the most conservative churches in Latin America.
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A Chinese government-backed church has ordained a new bishop without the Pope's approval.
Vatican watchers will often remind journalists of the saying: "He who goes into conclave a Pope, comes out a cardinal".
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Netizens campaign for Luis Antonio Tagle as next Catholic leader.
Conclave to pick next Pope coincides with two large sporting events and Easter celebration.
Staunchly Catholic nation sees congregations shrink to all-time lows in aftermath of scandals.
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