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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)
The helicopter carrying Benedict XVI back to the Vatican flies over the St Peter's Basilica (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Emeritus takes up residence in Mater Ecclesiae Monastery

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:31-35 (Year C)

Archbishop Marini: 'The Council is not behind us. It still precedes us'  (PA)

Perhaps the archbishop has been mistranslated. What exactly was he hoping to achieve?

Fr Radcliffe (centre): ‘In a very busy world you really need to give the Bible time. If it’s a word of friendship, you have to give time to your friends’  (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Fr Timothy Radcliffe speaks ahead of the Word of the Lord Conference

Pope Benedict XVI conducting one of his weekly general audiences (AP)

And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Pope addresses more than 30,000 people in St Peter’s Square

Baroness Thatcher (Photo: PA)

Margaret Thatcher had her critics, Pope Francis can expect to have his too