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Benedict XVI and Pope Francis (AP)

Whose legacy will last longer?

Benedict XVI favoured a slow, step-by-step approach to reform, while Francis prefers sweeping initiatives that advance quickly

Peter Seewald says a young Benedict XVI struggled with the idea of celibacy (AP)

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Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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René Brülhart, president of the Financial Information Authority at Vatican City (CNS)

Seventeen cases were passed on to Vatican prosecutors to investigate last year

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, left (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo) (April 30, 2013)

The blocking of the PricewaterhouseCoopers audit puts the Pope’s legacy as a reformer in peril

Cardinal George Pell leaves the Quirinale hotel in Rome after meeting members of the Australian group of clerical abuse victims (PA)

The cardinal said any resignation would be taken as an admission of guilt

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

The cardinal said the culture wars are entering a new phase which can only be fought by lay people

The appointment of an independent auditor is a key part of Vatican financial reform (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

The Dutch-born, London-educated Libero Milone was chairman of Deloitte Italy

Cardinal Pell, prefect of the Vatican Secretariat for the Economy (Photo: CNS)

Spokesman for Vatican finance czar rejects ‘false and misleading claims’ in Australian news programme

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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