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Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI prior to the opening of the Holy Door of Saint Peter's Basilica (CNS)

The retired pope had hoped to stay in the papacy until 2014, according to Mgr Georg Gaenswein

Loughinisland families give a press conference following  the release of the ombudsman's report (PA)

Six Catholics were shot at the Loughinisland pub while watching a World Cup match in 1994

Pontifical North American College seminarians celebrate after winning the Clericus Cup in Rome in 2013 (CNS)

The Clericus Cup competition began on Saturday

Pope Francis tries to keep warm during this morning's general audience (AP)

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A man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

Ibn Khaldun offered a cogent explanation of why corruption thrives within close-knit societies

Despite constantly appearing on television, Pope Francis has said he never watches it (CNS)

Here’s what the Pontiff has been missing since he gave up the googlebox in 1990

Luca Toni in action for Hellas Verona in February (PA)

Luca Toni reportedly failed to pay church taxes while playing for Bayern Munich in Germany

Bishops from around the world celebrate Mass in Gaza's only Catholic parish church (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, second right, arrives for the synod vote (PA)

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Pope Francis pictured at yesterday's general audience (AP)

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