The optimism invested in Pope Francis, the 266th holder of the office since St. Peter, was apparent on our television screens last night as pilgrims from all corners of the world – Black and White, rich and poor, European, African, Asian, North and South American – crammed into St. Peter’s Square to hear his first words.
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The world this morning wakes up with a new Pope, someone that no one expected to take the post. Here’s how the papers have reacted to the news.
Left Foot Forward spoke to Catholic Voice writer and speaker Peter D. Williams about the challenges ahead for the new pontiff.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI divides opinion in the media.
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