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Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, march outside a Ukrainian military base in Crimea (CNS)

Pope Francis meets privately with the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church at the Vatican

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope makes comments in video message to residents in Buenos Aires’ shantytown

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope Francis: In his own words

Selected quotes from the first year of Francis’s pontificate

Pope Francis making his first annual address to the members of the Roman Curia in December (CNS)

Despite establishing the super cardinals, so far the Pope has overseen only piecemeal reforms

Benedict XVI pictured in 2010 walking with his personal secretary, Msgr Georg Ganswein, in the gardens of Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

The public will soon be able to visit the grounds of Castel Gandolfo

Pope Francis (CNS)

The retreat will take place at Pauline Fathers’ retreat and conference centre in Ariccia

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican releases Pope’s Lenten schedule

Pope Francis’s calendar of liturgical services for March and April includes addition of a Lenten ‘penitential service’

Benedict XVI greets Nigerian Cardinal Francis Arinze as he arrives at St Peter's Basilica on Saturday

Pope Emeritus responds to letter from Italian journalist

Benedict XVI and Cardinal Vincent Nichols in St Peter's Basilica on Saturday Below: Pope Francis with Cardinal Wilfrid Napier (CNS)

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome