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The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, formally known as German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, blesses thousands of pilgrims from the balcony of the St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, April 19, 2005 (Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)

The newly elected Pope Benedict XVI, formally known as German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, blesses thousands of pilgrims from the balcony of the St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 19, 2005 (Credit: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach)