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Pope Benedict XVI
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Pope Benedict XVI
Benedict XVI receives the papal ring and pallium formally inaugurating him as Roman Catholic Pope.
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Weeks of tension between the media and Vatican melt away at a press event.

WORLD REACTION

Leaders welcome Cardinal Ratzinger as the 265th pope.

BENEDICT XVI

Inaugural homily (pdf)




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