Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.
A German bishop under fire for lavish spending is in Rome for talks with Vatican officials.
After eight years of papacy at Vatican replete with both joyous and difficult moments, Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on Thursday.
Day in Pics: 4th May
Showbiz World - May 4, 2015
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