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Adolf Hitler actor Bruno Ganz to play Pope in US television series

As the cardinals deliberated in Rome last week, halfway around the world in Hollywood another Pope was being picked. A new television drama about the Vatican has selected as its pontiff an actor best known for playing Adolf Hitler.

Children on adults' shoulders await Pope Francis

In pictures: Pope Francis' first public appearance in Vatican

Informal, spontaneous style continues to delight the crowds

Nuns in Buenos Aires

Church is waning in Pope's Argentinian homeland

It's the boisterous Pentecostals who are enjoying a boom in Latin America

The new Pope takes to the stage

Now media gets the papal charm offensive

The new pontiff broke with plenty of traditions at his first press conference

The newly-elected Pope Francis addresses journalists in the Vatican

Pope Francis calls for 'a poor Church for the poor' and reveals St Francis of Assisi as namesake

The new pontiff  lauds the saint as a 'man who loves and looks after what has been created'

Wilfrid Fox Napier, The Catholic Archbishop of Durban

Paedophilia 'not a criminal condition', says leading Catholic

South Africa's top Catholic says people abused as children not criminally responsible if they abuse others in adulthood

Pope Francis exhorts his faithful: 'Don't fly for me, Argentina'

Pope Francis’s reputation as a back-to-basics leader continued to grow today after he had told the faithful in his homeland of Argentina not to come to his official inauguration next Tuesday but to save the money and give it to the poor instead.

Cardinal Keith O'Brien faces new abuse allegations

Cardinal Keith O'Brien is facing legal action over a new allegation of abuse dating back to the 1980s.

Pope Francis leaving Santa Maria Maggiore basilica in Rome yesterday; Amalia Damonte who says she spurned him

'The Pope fancied me - and he said if I wasn't keen he'd become a priest,' former sweetheart says

Amalia Damonte says she spurned Jorge Bergoglio – and now he's Pope Francis

Cardinal Scola, the Archbishop of Milan, was the bookies’ choice

Italy sighs as unholy alliance scuppers the home favourite for pope, Angelo Scola

Infighting between senior Italian cardinals repelled Church figures from overseas

Pope Francis: the response from Argentina's press

An hour or so after white smoke first poured from a chimney on the roof of the Sistine chapel, Jorge Mario Bergoglio emerged in white papal robes on to the balcony of St Peter's to announce his election as Pope Francis. Those who had hoped for a leader of the Catholic church who would reflect the faith's growth outside of Europe got their wish - and celebrations continued into the night across Latin America. Here's a selection of the press response from Argentina this morning:

Jorge Mario Bergoglio: First Latin American, first Jesuit and first Pope Francis to lead the world's Catholics

Pope Francis began his first morning as pontiff by praying at Rome's main basilica as he started the first day of what is expected to be a challenging papacy.

Falkland Islanders greet election of Argentine as Pope Francis with surprise

As parishioners readied themselves to file into St Mary's Catholic Church in Stanley this morning for a special service of thanksgiving, no-one was more surprised to find themselves waking up under a Argentinian pope than the Falkland Islands' senior priest.

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