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Benedict XVI waves after celebrating Ash Wednesday Mass (Photo: CNS)

Here we publish the homily of Benedict XVI’s last public Mass as pope

Pope Benedict XVI was given rapturous applause in his first public appearance since his abdication announcement on Monday (Photo: PA)

Here we publish the full text of the Pope’s general audience address on Ash Wednesday

Benedict XVI addresses the Curia in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI gave annual pre-Christmas speech to the Curia today

Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: PA)

Pope speaks to staff and students of college on 650th anniversary

Homily given at Mass marking 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Pope recalls ‘unforgettable moment’ of Eucharistic Adoration in Hyde Park

Benedict XVI boards a flight to Rome at Lahr airport (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Benedict XVI urges German Catholics to show ‘resolute confidence’

Benedict XVI celebrates Mass in Freiburg (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Benedict XVI celebrates final Mass of four-day German visit

Pope Benedict XVI addresses young people in Freiburg (AP Photo)

Full text: Pope’s address to young Germans

Benedict XVI tells German youth to be ‘light of the world’

Pope Benedict XVI in Freiburg, on his third day of a four-day-visit to Germany (AP Photo)

Benedict XVI meets leaders of the Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken