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# NEW POPE

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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.
# you told us
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?
# pope francis
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.
# popeapalooza
Bryan Cranston wins the celebrity tweets about the new Pope
He’s the best.
# pope-a-like
6 people who could pass for the new Pope
There’s fierce competition in the Pope Francis lookalike world.
# Waiting Game
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…
# White Smoke
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.
# Habemus papam
Infographic: How is the new Pope elected?
This handy graphic from the Catholic News Agency explains all…
# NEW POPE
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.
# Pope Tawadros II
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.