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Pope Francis greeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in July (CNS)

‘He has got thinner but he looks healthier,’ says member of Ratzinger Student Circle

Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini (AP)

Pontiff marks first anniversary of the Jesuit biblical scholar’s death

The first papal phone, donated to Pius XI by Catholics in the US. Fr Vergez oversaw a major overhaul of the Vatican's phone and email systems (Photo: CNS)

Fr Vergez oversaw a major reform of the Vatican’s email and phone systems

Pope Francis (CNS)

‘Go against the current’, says Pope during meeting at St Peter’s Basilica

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (CNS)

The Slovenian Archdiocese of Maribor has fallen into financial ruin

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis mourns Indian cardinal

Cardinal Simon Pimenta, who led the Archdiocese of Bombay for 18 years, has died at the age of 93

Francis has created three independent advisory bodies since his election (CNS)

New body will seek ‘a more careful organisation’ of Vatican economic activities

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

Cardinal tells Italian newspaper that Pope will change Church agenda to focus on the poor

Pope Francis addresses seminarians and future priests and nuns during  Mass in St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Pope gives future priests and nuns tips for a successful vocation

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier of Durban (Photo: CNS)

External ‘study group’ would investigate transparency and accountability issues