Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP
Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP
Catholic Church

Pope meets with Benedict in historic lunch

Pontiff makes historic move by meeting predecessor to discuss problems on Church's plate, but Vatican downplays its significance

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Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP
Pope Francis (left) yesterday embraces Benedict at Castel Gandolfo in Italy, where the latter lives in seclusion. Photo: AP
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