National Geographic photographer Dave Yoder got exclusive access to spend over six months photographing the pope's daily life inside the Vatican. The images accompany a new National Geographic book by Robert Draper, entitled Pope Francis and the New Vatican. Yoder's photos offer a glimpse behind the scenes of Francis's papacy, capturing moments that are both the simple and extraordinary.
Perhaps no amount of photographs will ever satisfy the public's insatiable curiosity about the Catholic leader, who has been called a "reformer" and a "rebel." But these seven, previously unseen images are a treat to behold:
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