Pope Francis - the first year: A look back at 12 months in pictures


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The Independent Online

Since 13 March 2013 the man we now call Pope Francis has gone from being a relatively unknown Cardinal to one of the most iconic faces on the planet.

From grand magazine covers to an impromptu selfie with a group of teenagers, the moments caught on camera over the past year have given us a glimpse into the man behind the title.

Here, we look back at the last 12 months through a lens: