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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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITORS NOTE; THIS DIGITAL IMAGE WAS CREATED USING A VARIABLE FOCAL PLANE LENS) Two nuns walk through The Colonnade of St Peter's Square on February 26, 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 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITORS NOTE; THIS DIGITAL IMAGE WAS CREATED USING A VARIABLE FOCAL PLANE LENS) Two nuns walk through The Colonnade of St Peter's Square on February 26, 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 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Two nuns walk through The Colonnade of St Peter's Square on February... News Photo 162768981Horizontal,International Landmark,Nun,Religion,Spirituality,St Peter's Square,State of the Vatican City,The Colonnade,Vatican City,WalkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesVATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 26: (EDITORS NOTE; THIS DIGITAL IMAGE WAS CREATED USING A VARIABLE FOCAL PLANE LENS) Two nuns walk through The Colonnade of St Peter's Square on February 26, 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 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)