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Ex-Pope returns to the Vatican

Former Pope Benedict has returned to the Vatican, where he will live permanently, two months after stepping down.

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Pope Francis greets Benedict on his return

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has been greeted by Pope Francis on his return to the Vatican, two months after he stepped down because of old age.

Benedict, who left the Vatican immediately after his resignation, will move into the Mater Ecclesiae monastery building within the City.

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is greeted by Pope Francis Credit: Reuters

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