Pope Francis made an unexpected appearance at the Vatican's gates today, prompting loud cheers of "Francesco" from the crowd. He walked to an open gate near the edge of Vatican City, ahead of a Mass he was celebrating in the parish church for Vatican residents.
A woman who claims she was once the girlfriend of Pope Francis said the pair broke up because he wanted to become a priest.
Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day today, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself.
Julie Etchingham has spoken to Vatican insiders who have given her interesting details on the man chosen to lead the Roman Catholic Church.