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 23: A nun walks along the collonade in Saint Peter's Square on February 23, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is due to hold his last Angelus blessing tomorrow before he retires on Thursday. 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 his retirement due to ailing health and is to spend the rest of his life in solitude away from any public engagements. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 23: A nun walks along the collonade in Saint Peter's Square on February 23, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is due to hold his last Angelus blessing tomorrow before he retires on Thursday. 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 his retirement due to ailing health and is to spend the rest of his life in solitude away from any public engagements. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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