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Pope Francis has paid tribute to his predecessor (CNS)

In a book-length interview Benedict XVI says he was ‘more of a professor’ while Francis was a ‘man of practical reform’

Peter Seewald says a young Benedict XVI struggled with the idea of celibacy (AP)

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The Extraordinary Form: shaped by the faith of the Church for 1,500 years (CNS)

But don’t expect them to disparage the Novus Ordo

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

In a new interview the Pope Emeritus reveals his decision was forced by his inability to travel to Rio

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the Angelus (AP)

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John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

The president of the Catholic University of America defended the identity of Catholic universities at a conference last week

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd as he concludes his final public appearance from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, on the day of his resignation (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope Emeritus reportedly admitted to the diary in a book-length interview to be published in September

Cardinal Marx: 'The European Union needs a new departure' (AP)

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Pope Francis blesses participants at a meeting of Rome's parishes in St John Lateran (AP)

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Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi, left, and Emiliano Fittipaldi are currently on trial at the Vatican (AP)

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