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Topic: Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation

Benedict XVI not leading cloistered life, says Vatican spokesman

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

Perhaps Benedict XVI believed he could not stay holy while handling the Curia

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

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