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Benedict XVI meets political leaders for last time

Pope tells president of the Slovakian Republic: ‘I would have gone to Slovakia this year’

Full text of Pope’s farewell address to cardinals

Benedict XVI promises his ‘unconditional obedience’ to next pope

Pope says he made decision to abdicate with ‘profound serenity’

Benedict XVI thanks Catholics around the world for their support in final address as pope

Best moments of Benedict XVI’s pontificate

Relive Pope Benedict’s eight-year pontificate in less than two minutes

Full text of Benedict XVI’s last address

At last general audience the Pope says during his pontificate he felt the Lord’s presence every day

Thousands flock to see Benedict XVI in last public event as Pope

About 200,000 people were expected to attend the general audience

German bishops ask for Pope’s forgiveness for the errors of his homeland

Archbishop Zollitsch says Germany ‘in some sense shared the honour’ of Benedict XVI being elected

Ordinariate is a ‘permanent feature’ for the Church, says Vatican spokesman

Fr Lombardi says the ordinariate will remain a permanent feature of the Catholic Church after Benedict XVI has abdicated

Pope Benedict XVI delivers penultimate Sunday Angelus

Benedict XVI says Catholics must endure spiritual battle during his Sunday address

How, during the lifetime of a pope, can his successor gain the authority he needs? We are in a time of uncertainty: but we are also in God’s hands

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