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The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, formally known as German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, blesses thousands of pilgrims from the balcony of the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 19, 2005. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

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Pope Benedict XVI nods off during a mass at the Granaries in Floriana, Malta, April 18, 2010. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

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Pope Benedict XVI reads a speech during a welcoming ceremony at Malta International airport April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Pope Benedict XVI is helped to wear his skullcap as he leads the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's Basilic at the Vatican, April 3, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Lambeth Palace in London, September 17, 2010. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, November 21, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI waves from his plane as he arrives in Washington for his pastoral visit to the United States, April 15, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano/Pool

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Pope Benedict XVI greets the youth in front of a huge Jesus Christ portrait in Krakow, May 27, 2006. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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Pope Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, waves from a balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, April 18, 2005. REUTERS/Stringer

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New priests lie in front of Pope Benedict XVI as he leads a mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 27, 2008. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Pope Benedict XVI is engulfed in incense smoke as he arrives to lead the mass in memory of John Paul II on the anniversary of his death in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 29, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI greets participants of the first European Meeting of University Students at the Vatican, July 11, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Pope Benedict XVI speaks during the Pope's audience with cardinals in the Clementine Hall in the Vatican, April 22, 2005. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 1, 2009. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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A group of nuns laugh during the visit of the Pope Benedict XVI in Santuario of Nostra Signora della Misericordia before the holy mass in Savona, May 17, 2008. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca

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Pope Benedict XVI sits on a garden bench during his annual holiday in Bressanone, northern Italy, July 31, 2008. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Pope Benedict XVI leads a mass to celebrate the end of the Synod of the Bishops in Saint Peter Basilica at the Vatican, October 26, 2008. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead the Easter mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, April 4, 2010. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI wears the "Saturno" hat as he arrives to lead the weekly general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 30, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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Pope Benedict XVI kisses the main altar as he leads the Vespers mass to celebrate the feast of Saint Peters and Paul in the Saint Paul Outside the Walls basilica in Rome, June 28, 2010. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Franciscan Friars take pictures of Pope Benedict XVI as he leads an audience with Franciscan family at his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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Pope Benedict XVI elevates the host as he leads the Corpus Domini mass in Rome's Basilica of Saint John's in Lateran, June 3, 2010. REUTERS/ Tony Gentile

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German Pope Benedict XVI leads his first public Mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 24, 2005. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI prays in front of the death wall during his visit to the former Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, May 28, 2006. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

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Pope Benedict XVI blesses in front of a replica of the Grotto of Lourdes to celebrate the end of May, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Vatican Gardens at the Vatican, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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