Pope Francis delivers first mass

Pope Francis has delivered his first mass as pontiff after becoming the first ever pope from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.

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President Kirchner puts aside 'grievances' against pope

Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner has congratulated Pope Francis in a card on her Twitter page.

The card that President Cristina Kirchner sent to Pope Francis congratulating him on his appointment Credit: Twitter/@CFKArgentina

But local newspapers in Argentina are commenting on the President's acrimonious relationship with the new pope, who was formerly Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

The pair clashed publicly over the subject of same-sex marriage in 2010.

According to the popular daily Clarin, Kirchner's own husband, Former President Néstor Kirchner, has reportedly said there were "ups and downs" in their relationship.

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