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Benedict XVI makes his final public appearance as Pope in February (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/09/13

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

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate say they will “submit in obedience to the Holy Father”

Pope Francis as he addresses World Youth Day pilgrims on Copacabana beach (CNS)

Pope Francis challenges World Youth Day pilgrims to focus on Christ during his first address

Pope Francis (AP)

Trip to Brazil will be “a bit of an adventure,” says Vatican

CDF prefect Archbishop Gerhard Müller (CNS)

CDF prefect speaks at launch of St Andrew’s Foundation at the University of Glasgow

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

It would have been a kind of tragedy if this “strong document” had been privately published

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, said the ICC's decision had been expected (Photo: CNS)

Victims of sexual abuse fail in petition to ICC

Pope Francis greets the Pope Emeritus at Castel Gandolfo (CNS)