The Vatican Prepares For The Departure This Week Of Pope Benedict XVI : News Photo

The Vatican Prepares For The Departure This Week Of Pope Benedict XVI

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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, speaks to reporters during a press conference in the Holy See Press Room on February 26, 2013 in Rome, Italy. 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 Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office, speaks to reporters during a press conference in the Holy See Press Room on February 26, 2013 in Rome, Italy. 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 Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
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