Pope Francis I, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
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Liverpool's Catholic community reacts to the new Pope

14 March 2013 Last updated at 13:47 GMT

Pope Francis has begun his first day at the helm of the Catholic Church.

Formerly Cardinal Bergoglio, Pope Francis was not among those many had considered the frontrunners. At 76, he will be an older pontiff than many were expecting.

The BBC heard opinions from the Catholic Community in Liverpool.