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Pope Francis greets retired Pope Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Maurizio Brambatti, EPA)

The Pope Emeritus has given a rare interview to Fr Jacques Servais

Retired Pope Benedict XVI is assisted by Archbishop Georg Ganswein, prefect of the papal household, as he walks through the Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica (Photo: CNS)

Are there really two popes?

Benedict XVI’s resignation and his enigmatic life as Pope Emeritus have inspired ludicrous conspiracy theories. It’s time to put them to rest

Benedict XVI (CNS)

Benedict XVI focused his homily on the importance of finding ‘truth, love and goodness’ in God

Benedict XVI pictured in Cuba in 2012 (CNS)

Summary of letter from the Pope Emeritus to Cardinal Bertone published by Italian newspaper

Benedict XVI celebrates his 88th birthday with his brother Mgr Georg Ratzinger, right, and fellow Bavarians (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

Pontiff offers morning Mass for the Pope Emeritus

Archbishop Gänswein looks on as the Pope Emeritus meets Francis after the conclave (CNS)

The Pope Emeritus experiment is working

Two years ago Benedict XVI became the first Pope Emeritus in the Catholic Church’s history. Thanks to his wisdom and restraint the historic innovation hasn’t led to disaster

Archbishop Ganswein with Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Prefect of the papal household gives candid interview about Pope Francis and Benedict XVI

A child peers out of the gate of the Wangfujing Catholic church in Beijing (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Benedict XVI attends a meeting of the elderly at the Vatican in September (AP)

Pope Emeritus sends letter to the Friends of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Pope Francis embraced the 87 year-old