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Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

A year on from resignation Father Lombardi explains former Pope’s daily routine

Benedict XVI talks with former papal butler Paolo Gabriele (Photo: CNS)

The Pope has repeatedly rebuked the Curia, saying officials should not seek power. But, in the Vatican, power is a core business

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