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A bishop holds a copy of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

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Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein poses with a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein poses with a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012. Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus on Tuesday, delivering an early childhood narrative which strongly reaffirms the doctrine of the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith. The book, 137 pages in its English version, is titled "The Infancy Narratives - Jesus of...more

Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen during a presentation in the Vatican November 20, 2012. Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus on Tuesday, delivering an early childhood narrative which strongly reaffirms the doctrine of the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith. The book, 137 pages in its English version, is titled "The Infancy Narratives - Jesus of Nazareth" and is being published simultaneously around the world in 21 languages. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein holds a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus on Tuesday, delivering an early childhood narrative which strongly reaffirms the doctrine of the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith. The book, 137 pages in its English version, is...more

Pope Benedict XVI's personal secretary Georg Ganswein holds a copy of the Pope's book "The Childhood of Jesus" during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. Pope Benedict published the last part of his trilogy on the life of Jesus on Tuesday, delivering an early childhood narrative which strongly reaffirms the doctrine of the virgin birth as an "unequivocal" truth of faith. The book, 137 pages in its English version, is titled "The Infancy Narratives - Jesus of Nazareth" and is being published simultaneously around the world in 21 languages. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen below a picture of him during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Copies of Pope Benedict XVI's book "The Childhood of Jesus" are seen below a picture of him during a presentation in Vatican November 20, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (R) receives gifts from Emile Paraiso (L), a member of the Catholic church in Benin, during a private audience in Vatican November 19, 2012. REUTERS/ANSA/Ettore Ferrari/Pool

Pope Benedict XVI (R) receives gifts from Emile Paraiso (L), a member of the Catholic church in Benin, during a private audience in Vatican November 19, 2012. REUTERS/ANSA/Ettore Ferrari/Pool
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