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NEW YORK TIMES : “With a puff of white smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chape(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis I (2nd R), Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, walks in the 5th-century Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore during a private visit today. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Yesterday afternoon, by mistake, someone at the Italian Bishops Conference sent off a telegram of congratulations to Car(...)

Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina at the Vatican last night. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio to take office as Pope Francis I is an extraordinary leap away from the conservative and cautious nature(...)

Black smoke rises from the chimney on the Sistine Chapel this morning. Photograph: Reuters

Black smoke rose from the Vatican's Sistine Chapel today, signalling Catholic cardinals had not agreed on a pope to succeed Benedict on their(...)

Cardinals attend the pre-conclave Mass at St Peter’s Basilica yesterday, in this shot taken through a fisheye lens. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

For the Vatican isti , it was time to consult the t(...)

If Jesus were alive today he would probably wear jeans or track-suits. He would not dress in clothes such as those worn by the cardinals who ga(...)

Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Federico Lombardi, the soft-spoken papal spokesman whose face has become familiar to millions of TV viewers, is about to make a statemen(...)

Will Nicklethwait and James Haynes take a breather in Warsaw, Poland, during the Trinity ‘Jailbreak’ challenge which saw 34 teams travel as far away from Trinity as possible within 36 hours without using any of their own money.

Although much of Ireland woke up to wintry weather conditions today, two Trinity students will experience much better weather in sunny Argentina - (...)

St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

When Pope Benedict spoke of the face of the Catholic Church being “disfigured”, and when he used the word “filth” about aspects of church life,(...)

Sri Lanka's Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, arrives to lead Mass at the San Lorenzo In Lucino church in Rome today. With the vast majority of Catholics now living outside Europe, there is growing pressure for a pontiff from another part of the world. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

Roman Catholic cardinals prayed today for spiritual guidance ahead of a closed-door conclave to choose a new pope to lead the church at one of (...)

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