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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

Waving to the Crowd

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Waving to the Crowd

Pope Benedict XVI waves at the end of a vespers, or evening prayers, mass at the Basilica of Saint Paul in Rome on Jan. 25, 2013. Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl said at a press conference that the pope himself "said by the very nature of his age, this was not going to be a long pontificate."

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