For the first time in centuries, a sitting pontiff will preside over his predecessor's funeral. Pope Benedict was the first Roman Catholic pope in 600 years to leave his post before dying.
The press is bidding farewell to Pope Benedict XVI, with multiple views on his legacy. The Brazilian papers are discussing the inauguration of Lula as president, while the French papers are bracing for a rocky January as Macron prepares to push ahead with pension reforms. Finally, we look at the benefits of a Dry – or Damp – January.
10 Feb 2022
The retired German pontiff has apologized for any "grevious faults" in the way he dealt with sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, but denied any personal wrongdoing.