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Benedict XVI pictured in 2010 walking with his personal secretary, Msgr Georg Ganswein, in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Mgr Alfred Xuereb assists Francis with his skullcap at a general audience (AP)

Pope names Mgr Alfred Xuereb general secretary of the new Secretariat for the Economy

Pope Francis (CNS) Below: Video of Pope Francis on John the Baptist (RomeReports)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/02/14

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

Benedict XVI greets Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze as he arrives at St Peter's Basilica on Saturday

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

Cardinal De Paolis celebrates Mass in the Legion of Christ's headquarters (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 26/02/14

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

Pope Francis greets an engaged couple earlier this month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/02/14

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

Archbishop John Myers, right, shares a laugh with Cardinal Dolan (AP)

Everything depends on the character, fidelity and communication skills of the local bishop

Francis greets a child during yesterday's Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/02/14

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

Cardinal Nichols receives the red hat (Catholicnews.org)

Benedict XVI makes surprise first joint appearance with Francis at a liturgical ceremony

Benedict XVI announcing his resignation at a meeting with cardinals on February 11, 2013 Below: The cardinals gather for the meeting, a video reflecting on the resignation and Benedict XVI at prayer (CNS, video via RomeReports)

A year ago Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years. Here is Archbishop Leo Cushley’s moving eyewitness account of that day