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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

Cardinal Edwin O'Brien (CNS)

Cardinal Edwin O’Brien told seminarians to ‘hold on to their seats’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis to visit Sri Lanka

The Pope appears to confirm a visit during an audience with 12,000 Sri Lankan pilgrims

Francis celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Francis says faithful shouldn’t look at their watches during Mass

Pope Francis embraces a boy during World Youth Day 2013 in Brazil (CNS)

Francis tells young people Blessed John Paul II will be “the great patron of the World Youth Days”

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells faithful to “courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor”

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee at a gala screening of Philomena last year (PA)

Pope shouldn’t be used as part of a ‘marketing strategy,’ says Fr Lombardi

The Queen with Benedict XVI in Edinburgh (PA)

Queen to visit Pope Francis in April

Vatican trip to take place on April 3, Palace confirms

Pope Francis on Saturday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Year of consecrated life comes after 11,000 leave religious life

Pope Francis said he knows this is "a difficult phase for the Church" in Austria (PA)

Pope Francis has said that the Church isn’t about management but mission