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This is what it was like to witness the moment Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years

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

The standard of Christian behaviour and the requirement to turn the other cheek is very high and, being human, we are all prone to fall below it from time to time

Dozens of Cardinals join Pope at the Vatican

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

A fierce internal battle in the Roman Curia has spilled into the public square

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

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

His sinister record would give the press a field day if he was left in charge of the conclave