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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

Angelus Prayer

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Becoming PopeWhite SmokeKrakow GreetingVisit with StudentsSaturno HatGust of WindAbuse ScandalGrotto PrayerWaving to the Crowd85th Birthday CelebrationBlessing in MaltaStepping DownMexico TripPoor HealthAngelus PrayerLeaving MassSeminary in RomeEntering the SquareSaying ThanksPapal KissCardinals ReactFinal BlessingLast MeetingOff to RetirementWatching Departure

Angelus Prayer

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he leads the Sunday Angelus prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Feb. 10, 2013. The timing of the pope's announcement would allow time for the College of Cardinals to elect the next pope by Easter on March 31.

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