Gallery: 10 ways Pope Francis has surprised us

The Argentine's comments on homosexuality and contraception this week continue a tenor of change which has marked his papacy so far

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He's only been Pope for six months, but Pope Francis already has a strong reputation for surprising the world and breaking the mould set by his predecessors.

Only this week, he scorned the Catholic Church’s “obsession” with the issues of abortion, gay marriage and contraception.

Click here to launch a gallery of 10 ways Francis has surprised the watching world