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We all need to approach the conclave without resentment or feelings of betrayal

He shows that humility is the hallmark of authentic Christianity

Benedict XVI speaks off-the-cuff about Vatican II in audience with priests

Benedict XVI was the only person able to hold back tears during his last Mass as pope at St Peter’s Basilica

The Pope celebrated an emotional last Mass for the distribution of the ashes, kissing the basilica’s altar for the last time

He says the true disciple does not ‘seek applause or approval’

Here we publish the homily of Benedict XVI’s last public Mass as pope

Benedict XVI says he has felt people’s prayers ‘almost physically’

We are moving into uncharted territory: the next few weeks are going to be difficult to live through

Here we publish the full text of the Pope’s general audience address on Ash Wednesday