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A media correspondent gives her report on the resignation of Pope Benedict in Rome, with Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican in the background, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of a consistory at the Vatican, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Two priests walk in St. Peter square at the Vatican, shortly after Pope Benedict announced his resignation, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A portion of the 1511 fresco "The Cardinal and Theological Virtues" by artist Raphael at the Vatican museum, May 11, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

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A Swiss Guard stands during a private audience between Pope Benedict XVI and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the Vatican, December 12, 2011. REUTERS/Gabriel Bouys/Pool

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Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Cracow pays his respect at the tomb of late Pope John Paul II at St Peter's Basilica in Vatican, May 3, 2011. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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A man holds a figurine of baby Jesus as Pope Benedict XVI eads his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican, November 30, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Women sleep on the street as they wait for the opening of entry to St. Peters square before the John Paul II beatification mass in the Vatican, May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

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Altar boys hold candles as they attend a prayer led by Pope Benedict XVI to celebrate the end of May, a month dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Vatican Gardens, May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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The renovated Vatican Apostolic Library is seen during its unveiling at the Vatican, September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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New recruits of the Vatican's elite Swiss Guard march during the swearing-in ceremony at the Vatican, May 6, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Pope Benedict XVI washes the feet of a priest as he leads the Holy Thursday mass in Saint John In Lateran Basilic in downtown Rome, April 21, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leaves after blessing the traditional Crib in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, December 31, 2011. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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Archbishops who got the Pallium on Wednesday speak amongst themselves as Pope Benedict XVI leads a special audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, June 30, 2011. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Benedict XVI is seen as he ordains nine new deacons in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 29, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

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Pope Benedict XVI looks at heavy snowfall in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, February 3, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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An aerial view is seen of St. Peter's square in Vatican, May 1, 2011. REUTERS/ Massimo Sestini/Polizia di Stato

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Pope Benedict XVI arrives holding a candle as he leads the Easter Vigil mass in Saint Peter Basilica in Vatican, April 23, 2011. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A detail is shown on a replica document in which Pope Clement V absolved the Knights Templar of charges of heresy, in Rome, October 9, 2007. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A view of Saint Peter's Basilica during the opening day of the trial for Pope Benedict's former butler, Paolo Gabriele,at the Vatican, September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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A baby cries as Pope Benedict XVI strokes his cheeks after the weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, May 16, 2012. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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Sky lanterns fly as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, December 11, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Bulgarian Orthodox priests stand at the Vatican's courtyard, past Swiss Guards, prior to the private audience of Pope Benedict XVI with Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, May 24, 2012. REUTERS/Vincenzo Pinto/Pool

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A photographer takes a picture of the Sistine Hall, part of the renovated Vatican Apostolic Library, during its unveiling at the Vatican, September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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A girl gestures as if taking a picture as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Angelus prayer from the window of his private apartment at the Vatican, May 20, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers the Urbi et Orbi (to the city and the world) Christmas Day message from the central balcony of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, December 25, 2011. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano

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Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to lead the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 6, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

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Cardinals attend a consistory ceremony in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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Two newly ordained bishops lie prostrate in front of Pope Benedict XVI during a mass in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican City, January 6, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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A photographer takes a picture of the Sistine Hall, part of the renovated Vatican Apostolic Library, during its unveiling at the Vatican, September 13, 2010. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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