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Pope Benedict XVI uses the incense burner as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI uses the incense burner as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI uses the incense burner as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Italian outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti looks on as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti looks on as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italian outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti looks on as Pope Benedict XVI arrives to lead the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Nuns looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool

Nuns looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool

Nuns looks on as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Alessandro Di Meo/Pool
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Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral cross as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral cross as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral cross as he leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Newly ordained bishops lay on the floor as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Newly ordained bishops lay on the floor as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Newly ordained bishops lay on the floor as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Benedict XVI embraces his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein after elevating him as a bishop during the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI embraces his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein after elevating him as a bishop during the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI embraces his personal secretary Georg Gaenswein after elevating him as a bishop during the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Italy's outgoing PM Mario Monti's wife, Elsa Antonioli, looks at him as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italy's outgoing PM Mario Monti's wife, Elsa Antonioli, looks at him as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Italy's outgoing PM Mario Monti's wife, Elsa Antonioli, looks at him as Pope Benedict XVI leads the Epiphany mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 6, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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