Pope Francis had his first day in the job today after, what many consider, his surpise election last night.
So is he the right man to take the Catholic Church forward after it was hit by a series of scandals?
Hannah HcNulty has been gauging reaction:
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Vigils have been held in the region to mark the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme.
Vigils will take place across the region tonight to remember those who fought in the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.
In our Political Editor's latest blog; the Holyrood recess will be used to look at options for the future with the UK outside the EU.