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Pope Benedict XVI addresses the College of Cardinals on the final day of his papacy (Photo: CNS)

‘Among you,’ Benedict XVI told the assembled cardinals, ‘is the future pope’

Pope gives his final greetings to cardinals and other Vatican officials (Photo: PA)

Benedict XVI promises his ‘unconditional obedience’ to next pope

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI thanks Catholics around the world for their support in final address as pope

Benedict XVI greets pilgrims in St Peter's Square before his last general audience (Photo: PA)

Full text of Benedict XVI’s last address

At last general audience the Pope says during his pontificate he felt the Lord’s presence every day

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Cardinal resigns just a few weeks before he was due to step down because of age

Cardinal O'Brien (Photo: PA)

Scotland’s cardinal tells the BBC that clerical celibacy could, in principle, be re-considered

Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete (Photo: PA)

Clergy receive text message saying ‘many more will die’

The Catholic Herald has been nominated for an award for the best Catholic newspaper

Archbishop Robert Zollitsch (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Zollitsch says Germany ‘in some sense shared the honour’ of Benedict XVI being elected

Fr Federico Lombardi (PA)

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated