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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)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Blessed John Paul II will be canonised on April 27 (CNS)

Ahead of his canonisation, it is a timely moment to reflect on how Blessed John Paul has inspired us

Pope Francis (CNS)

The then-Cardinal Bergoglio reportedly came second in the 2005 conclave and is said to have been relieved he wasn’t elected on that occasion

Richard Dawkins (PA)

Judith Babarsky read Richard Dawkins’ book and Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth before converting to Catholicism

Pope Leo XIII is seen giving a blessing in a frame from an 1896 film in the Vatican Film Library (CNS)

The Vatican’s ‘Voices of the popes’ audio archive is a reason for rejoicing

Francis and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner exchange gifts at the Vatican (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected