FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo Pope Benedict XVI leaves after greeting faithful from the balcony window of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend ... more 
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2013 file photo Pope Benedict XVI leaves after greeting faithful from the balcony window of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he will spend his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope,Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. As cardinals move to elect a new pope, the Vatican has seemed intent on getting people to forget the last one. Benedict XVI's papacy ended last month with an act of great symbolism: Swiss Guards banged shut the giant doors of the papal palace in Castel Gandolfo at the strike of 8 p.m. Since then, Benedict has literally been kept out of sight, part of a calculated strategy to show he will play no role in selecting his successor. The emeritus pope has only been spotted once since retiring _ in a photo snapped by a paparazzo hiding in a tree. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alessandra Tarantino, file
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