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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

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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

The Pope Emeritus will attend the event at the Vatican (PA)

Pope Emeritus will make his third public appearance

Cardinal Rodríguez: 'Further violence is never the answer' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/09/14

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Benedict XVI

Former pope praises predecessor in collection of interviews

Benedict XVI and Pope Francis in St Peter's Basilica on February 22 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/04/14

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