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Protesters target Vatican over gay marriage slight

Members of a gay activist group hold signs in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. A group of demonstrators protesting against the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexual marriage tried to enter St Peter's Square in the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Benedict was giving his weekly address to pilgrims. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Members of a gay activist group hold signs in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. A group of demonstrators protesting against the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexual marriage tried to enter St Peter's Square in the...more

Members of a gay activist group hold signs in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. A group of demonstrators protesting against the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexual marriage tried to enter St Peter's Square in the Vatican on Sunday as Pope Benedict was giving his weekly address to pilgrims. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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A member of a gay activist group holds a sign in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A member of a gay activist group holds a sign in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

A member of a gay activist group holds a sign in front of St. Peter's square in the Vatican December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (R) attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (R) attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (R) attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (L) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (L) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (L) waves as he arrives during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI attends during his pastoral visit to St. Patrick Church on the outskirts of Rome December 16, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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