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Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation two weeks ago

Benedict XVI to keep 'pope' title and wear white after his retirement

Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus Pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican has announced, fuelling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.

Former Catholic archbishop says Cardinals will have to address child abuse scandals at meeting to elect Pope

Cormac Murphy-O'Connor says new head should be 'capable of addressing needed reforms'

Allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, are being investigated by the Pope

Vatican to investigate top Catholic cleric O’Brien over ‘inappropriate acts’

Allegations of inappropriate behaviour made against Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric are being investigated by the Pope, the Vatican said today.

Pope Benedict XVI surprised the world by announcing his resignation

Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi criticises rumours surrounding Pope's resignation

Comments come days after report in Italian newspaper that claims a 'gay network' within the Vatican influenced pontiff's departure

Jamie Roberts: Paris was a huge relief – now the shackles are off as Wales head for Rome

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Jamie Roberts

Six Nations: Jamie Roberts demands Wales 'raise the bar' against Italy

Wales travel to Rome in the Six Nations this weekend

Flanker Sam Warburton is staying calm despite not regaining his Wales place after injury

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Wales captain has fallen out of favour

Thousands attend Pope Benedict XVI's blessing

Pope Benedict XVI blessed the faithful from his window overlooking St Peter's Square for the first time since announcing his resignation, cheered by an emotional crowd of tens of thousands of well-wishers from around the world.

Pope rounds on rival cardinals and their 'sins against unity'

Ash Wednesday speech hints Vatican power struggles were real reason  for shock resignation

Pope Benedict XVI resigned 'for the good of the church'

85-year-old German cleric received standing ovation from faithful at the Vatican

The Mater Ecclesiae and its extensive ground will be the new home for Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI: the monastic life awaits – with plenty of time for his cats

Pope had his eye on a retirement home within Vatican City for some time

The Pope had the pacemaker procedure less than three months ago

Pope Benedict XVI: Vatileaks? Heart trouble? Rumours swirl around the Pope

Holy See says pontiff had pacemaker fitted last month but denies that it forced his resignation

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican

Rome reacts: a city, a nation and a Church comes to terms with Pope Benedict XVI's resignation

Just two months after Pope Benedict’s fanfare about communicating to the modern world with the new-fangled Twitter, he chose to announce he was quitting in Latin before a council of hoary cardinals.

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican
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