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Bishop Thomas Olmsted at last year's 'Honor Your Mother' event in downtown Phoenix (CNS)

Bishop Thomas Olmsted said conscience must be formed in accordance with ‘God’s word and the authoritative teaching of the Church’

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (AP)

Whose legacy will last longer?

Benedict XVI favoured a slow, step-by-step approach to reform, while Francis prefers sweeping initiatives that advance quickly

Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor (CNS)

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’

Copies of Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (CNS)

The canon lawyer Kurt Martens said that Amoris Laetitia had to be interpreted in line with previous Church teaching

Benedict XVI assisted by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (CNS)

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio

Benedict XVI prays in front of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candlelight vigil at the Marian shrine of Fatima (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

The Pope Emeritus stating there is no unpublished secret has only fuelled the Fatima rumour machine

Young people at a concert organised for World Youth Day pilgrims in Warsaw (AP)

World Youth Day celebrations begin in Poland on Wednesday

Pope Francis shakes hands with Greg Burke at the Vatican (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

Spanish journalist Paloma Garcia Ovejero will work alongside Burke as vice director of the Vatican’s press office

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI greet each other at the special Vatican ceremony (L'Osservatore Romano/AP)

The Pope has given an interview to Argentine newspaper La Nacion

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd as he concludes his final public appearance from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, on the day of his resignation (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope Emeritus reportedly admitted to the diary in a book-length interview to be published in September