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Pope Francis meets George Clooney and his wife Amal at the Vatican meeting (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

During the event, Pope Francis said he has never considered following Benedict XVI into retirement

Francesca Chaouqui pictured at the Vatican earlier this year (AP)

According to a police officer, Francesca Chaouqui told investigators she sent Vatican papers to Gianluigi Nuzzi

A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried through the crowd at the Marian shrine of Fatima in Portugal (CNS)

The Vatican has responded to claims made about the Pope Emeritus in a blog

A picture showing Medhat Michael, one of the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, is seen during prayers for the departed at Al-Boutrossiya Church, the main Coptic Cathedral complex, in Cairo, Egypt (AP)

A telegram was sent on the Pope’s behalf to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi

Pope Francis smiles as he arrives to lead his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope focused on the Gospel parable of the rich man and Lazarus at his latest general audience in St Peter’s Square

Vatican State Secretary Cardinal Pietro Parolin (AP Photo/Stefano Rellandini, Pool)

Vatican secretary of state Cardinal Pietro Parolin will not be testifying on behalf of Francesca Chaouqui

Pope Francis gestures during an audience with the heads of women's religious orders in Paul VI hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Pope Francis met the leadership group for superiors of women’s orders at the Vatican last week

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, seems to want closer relations with China (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

If the Vatican is to initiate closer relations with mainland China, in what way would this benefit country’s Catholic Church?

A Christian family who fled from violence in Mosul, Iraq, sit in the room of a church in 2014 in Amman, Jordan. (CNS photo/Jamal Nasrallah, EPA)

The Vatican will be funding the project launched by Caritas Jordan

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks during a conference addressing the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Middle East and Africa at the UN (CNS)

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, was one of the speakers at the conference