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Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

Pope Francis says he is pained that Christians suffer so much discrimination (CNS)

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Pope Francis (AP)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis is popular with the secular media because they think he’s about to abandon the disciplines of the Church; and they have built him up by denigrating Benedict XVI

Francis prays during the meeting at the Olympic Stadium in Rome (AP)

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Catholic bloggers sometimes have a tense relationship with bishops (PA)

Protect the Pope was always feisty, either in defence of the Church against secularist attack, or against enemies of Catholic truth and discipline within the Church

Pope Benedict's work has influenced non-Catholics, the Vatican publisher said

Plans to recognise Pope Emeritus for his contribution were stalled after resignation

Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

Pope Francis gestures as he leaves St Peter's Square after celebrating Easter Mass (CNS)

Pope donates 150 eggs to children at the Bambino Gesu paediatric hospital

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on February 22 (CNS)

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