Pontiff sets out on first day as leader of Roman-Catholic Church

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He's the first non-European pope for more than a thousand years and he's received goodwill messages from around the world.

But Pope Francis, the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, faces a series of tough challenges.

The Catholic Church has been dogged by infighting and scandals over clerical sex abuse and alleged corruption.

Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Rome on the Pontiff's first day in office.

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