Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he arrives in St. 

Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate a New Year's Eve vespers service at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate a New Year's Eve vespers service at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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