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Topic: Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI thanks everyone during last Mass at St Peter’s

The Pope celebrated an emotional last Mass for the distribution of the ashes, kissing the basilica’s altar for the last time

Benedict XVI preaches humility and Christian unity in last public Mass as pope

He says the true disciple does not ‘seek applause or approval’

Full text of the Pope’s Ash Wednesday homily

Here we publish the homily of Benedict XVI’s last public Mass as pope

Benedict XVI thanks faithful and asks for prayers for his successor

Benedict XVI says he has felt people’s prayers ‘almost physically’

Pope Benedict’s abdication exemplifies his courage, his radicalism and his humility. All the same, I can’t help it, on March 1, he will still be the Pope to me

We are moving into uncharted territory: the next few weeks are going to be difficult to live through

Full text of Benedict XVI’s general audience address

Here we publish the full text of the Pope’s general audience address on Ash Wednesday

Pope welcomed with warm applause in his first public appearance since abdication announcement

Benedict XVI seemed at ease as he led the general audience at the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall

Ten reasons to give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI has left the Church with a rich body of teaching and a shining example in humility and steadfastness

Pope’s announcement stuns world leaders

Politicians and Christian leaders pay tribute to Benedict XVI’s humility and love of the Church

The ordeal awaiting us – watching all and sundry pontificating on all matters Papal and religious

Must we endure the ‘experts’ on Catholicism?