Pope Francis flies in for historic meeting with Benedict

Pope Francis flew to Gandolfo Castle, his predecessor's home south of Rome, for today's historic private lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII.

The pair warmly embraced each other and shared a few quiet words before heading inside to pray together and dine.


Pope leads Palm Sunday Mass

Days after his inauguration, Pope Francis has returned to a packed St Peter's Square to lead Palm Sunday Mass, which begins the start of Holy Week towards Easter. It comes a day after he lunched with predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict south of Rome.