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Pope Benedict XVI gestures as he leads his last Sunday Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI gestures as he leads his last Sunday Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI gestures as he leads his last Sunday Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Benedict XVI leads his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leads his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leads his last Angelus prayer before stepping down in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 24, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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A general view of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 23, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will lead his last Sunday Angelus on February 24 in Saint Peter's Square before stepping down. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A general view of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 23, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will lead his last Sunday Angelus on February 24 in Saint Peter's Square before stepping down. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A general view of Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican February 23, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will lead his last Sunday Angelus on February 24 in Saint Peter's Square before stepping down. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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