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Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pontiff offers morning Mass for the Pope Emeritus

The Pope holds a pocket-sized version of the Gospel that was distributed by the homeless during the Angelus (AP)

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Pope Francis will visit the US in September (CNS)

UN welcomes Pope’s historic visit

The Pope will address the UN on September 24

Cardinal George Pell's receipts have been leaked to L'Espresso magazine (CNS)

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Benedict XVI sits with Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone while on holiday in Les Combes in the Alps. The picture was taken during Benedict XVI's pontificate (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal also defends ‘lavish’ 80th birthday dinner, saying there were no truffles

Cardinal George Allencherry and Narendra Modi in New Delhi yesterday (AP/Saurabh Das)

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Benedict XVI greets Pope Francis before the consistory in St Peter's Basilica  (AP)

Pontiff urges 19 new members of College of Cardinals to beware of ‘the mortal danger of pent-up anger’

Benedict XVI with Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, left, and Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household (Photo: CNS)

Archbishop Gänswein says the Pope Emeritus is certain it was the right thing to do

Benedict XVI announces his resignation in Latin on February 11 2013 (CNS)

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

Pope Francis greets the crowds at yesterday's Angelus (AP)

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