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Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI during a June 28 ceremony at the Vatican marking the 65th anniversary of the retired pope's priestly ordination. (CNS) photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The 65th anniversary of Benedict XVI’s ordination as a priest was celebrated at the Vatican with the retired pope and Pope Francis in attendance

Pope Francis salutes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, left, at the end of a consistory in 2014 (PA)

The Pope has written the preface to a new collection of Benedict’s writings on the priesthood

Cardinal Antonio Canizares  (CNS)

Cardinal Antonio Canizares was reported for comments made in a homily about the gay community and feminism

Pope Francis meets George Clooney and his wife Amal at the Vatican meeting (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

During the event, Pope Francis said he has never considered following Benedict XVI into retirement

'We need to make profound changes in the way we do things' (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report on the state of Catholicism in England and Wales makes for worrying, if not surprising, reading

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd at the Marian shrine of Fatima in Portugal (CNS)

The Vatican has responded to claims made about the Pope Emeritus in a blog

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, will be received at the Vatican on Monday (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

The Pope will receive the highest authority in Sunni Islam at the Vatican on Monday

Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega celebrates Good Friday Mass during Holy Week (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

Cardinal Jaime Ortega was named Archbishop of Havana in 1981 and oversaw three papal trips to Communist Cuba

Pope Francis with Benedict XVI (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano)

The Pope requested prayers for his predecessor

Pope Benedict in 2008 (AP)
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