Pope Francis has visited his predecessor, Pope Emerius Benedict XVI, to exchange Christmas greetings.
Photos released by the Vatican newspaper show the two men, dressed in identical white robes but for Francis' cape, chatting in a sitting room inside Benedict's retirement home during the visit Monday.
They also prayed together in the adjoining chapel. Benedict was looking well, using a cane for support while they stood in prayer.
It is the first time the interior of Benedict's home has been shown publicly: The sitting room and furniture were all white. An Advent wreath decorated the coffee table.