The Vatican Prepares For The Retirement Of Pope Benedict XVI's Retirement : News Photo

The Vatican Prepares For The Retirement Of Pope Benedict XVI's Retirement

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 24: A statue on the colonnade in Saint Peter's Square on February 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 24: A statue on the colonnade in Saint Peter's Square on February 24, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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