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Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address at Castel Gandolfo (AP)

Pontiff spends a day visiting Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis embraces   Benedict XVI  before the consecration ceremony in the Vatican gardens (Photo: CNS)

Pontiff recites prayers to consecrate Vatican City to St Joseph and St Michael the Archangel

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Lumen Fidei appears just four months after the Pontiff’s election

Pope Francis completed a draft that Benedict XVI began (CNS)

The work will be called Lumen Fidei (“The Light of Faith”)

Pope Francis's now famous empty chair (AP)

What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘His eyes are bright and joyous,’ says Salvatorian Father Stephan Otto

Benedict XVI, who was baptised Joseph, first approved the change (CNS)

Pope Francis confirmed the decision originally made by Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

It would have been a kind of tragedy if this “strong document” had been privately published

Benedict XVI (PA)

‘It’s an encyclical written with four hands,’ Pope Francis tells Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

‘Poverty and the ability to praise the Lord’ are the signs of a true apostle, Pontiff says in homily