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Has ex-Pope Benedict ‘halved in size’?

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 15:21

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s deteriorating health has alarmed Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meisner.

Benedict XVI marks 86th birthday in Castel Gandolfo

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 14:42

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Tuesday celebrates his 86th birthday as the first former pope in over 700 years at his temporary home of Castel Gandolfo -- the papal summer residence near Rome.

Pope Francis meets his predecessor for historic lunch

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 10:38

In a rare event, newly elected Pope Francis of Argentina on Saturday met his predecessor for lunch in a palace at Castel Gandolfo, as per BBC report. For the first time such a meeting has been made possible after Pope Benedict XVI resigned from his post.