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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful Saturday during the "Urbi et Orbi" ("to the city and to the world") message in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. In his Christmas Day message, Pope Benedict XVI urged Catholics loyal to him in China to courageously face limits on religious freedom and conscience. (Andrew Medichini ~ Associated Press)