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Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blessed the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blessed the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blessed the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blesses the crowd during his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blesses the crowd during his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) waves as he blesses the crowd during his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI (C) blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI (C) blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the crowd as he makes his "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the world) address from a balcony in St. Peter's Square in Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leaves at the end of the Christmas night mass in the Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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