Pope Francis

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in December 1936 as Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis is pope of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State. He was elected by a papal conclave on March 13, 2013 following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28, 2013. 

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PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 March, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 March, 2013, 3:31am

Before the bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me

Pope Francis

 

Li will at least have plenty of chances to meet foreign visitors in that prestigious, if powerless, position

Analyst Chen Ziming on new Vice-President Li Yuanchao

 

I have no doubt … that the Hong Kong judiciary will remain the vigorous, independent, well-respected institution that it is today

Mr Justice Michael Hartmann

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