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Column: Keeping my faith can be challenging at times, but it's my safe haven
The choosing of a new pope has brought a positive feeling about the Roman Catholic Church and a sense of new beginnings, says Patricia McNally, who explains why her faith is so important to her.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
The Ordinary Pontiff: Pope Francis pays hotel bill, carries his own luggage
Francis brushed off years of tradition and formality with a remarkable break in style, sending a message that he will reject many of the trappings enjoyed by the now-retired Benedict XVI.
Bryan Cranston wins the celebrity tweets about the new Pope
He’s the best.
6 people who could pass for the new Pope
There’s fierce competition in the Pope Francis lookalike world.
That was quick - but how long have papal conclaves lasted in the past?
The speedy election of this new pope was not a break from tradition…
LIVE: White smoke emerges from Sistine Chapel as new pope is elected
Cardinals in conclave at the Vatican have elected a new pope, whose identity will be revealed in a few moments.
Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?
This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…
The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks
Cardinals gather for the general congregations today ahead of the start of the conclave to elect the next head of the Catholic Church.
Egypt's Coptic church chooses new pope
Bishop Tawadros will be ordained next week as Pope Tawadros II – and will try to fill a dangerous vacuum as the Coptic Church deals with the post-Mubarak era.