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Images from the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

These images show how Benedict XVI, in a calm and surprising manner, announced in Latin that he will be resigning as the Successor of Peter

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation: reactions

Religious leaders express their surprise – including even the Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi

Pope Benedict XVI to abdicate: full statement

Pope will step down for health reasons on February 28

Social networks need more logic, love and less ranting, says Pope

In World Communications Day message Benedict XVI emphasises the value of ‘reasoned debate’

Pope meets Communist leader from Vietnam for first time

Meeting comes as restrictions on Catholics in some parts of Vietnam are being eased

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Open the door to Christ, Benedict XVI says in Urbi et Orbi address

Pope says Christians should ask: ‘What would happen if Mary and Joseph were to knock at my door?’

Full text of Pope’s address to the Roman Curia

Benedict XVI gave annual pre-Christmas speech to the Curia today

Pope says in Financial Times article: Christians are compelled to resist incursions of state

Benedict XVI says Christians cannot collude with anything that undermines ‘noble vision of human destiny’

Being a mother is the greatest privilege of all

Athletes, authors and royals can agree that it’s the greatest job of all