Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting ... more 
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Basilica to celebrate the Christmas Eve Mass at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. Heralded by the blare of trumpets reflecting Christmas joy, Pope Benedict XVI is presiding over Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, packed with tourists, Romans and other faithful. The ceremony began at 10 p.m. (2100 GMT) Monday night instead of the traditional midnight start time, which was changed at the Vatican years ago to let the pontiff rest before a Christmas Day speech to be delivered the next day from the basilica's central balcony. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gregorio Borgia
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 6:02 PM EST