St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. Ciro Fusco /EPA/Landov hide caption

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A light fog engulfs St. Peter's Basilica's dome at the Vatican on Saturday. The Vatican came in for tough public scrutiny over its handling of the clergy sex abuse scandal at a U.N. hearing in Geneva on Thursday. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis returned to Rome on Monday after his trip to Brazil. The flight included a news conference in which the pope struck a conciliatory tone about gay Catholics. He also explained what he keeps in his black bag. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ernst von Freyberg, president of the Vatican Bank Institute for Works of Religion, or IOR, talks with The Associated Press during an interview June 10 at his office in Vatican City. He was named the bank's interim director on Monday after the director and the deputy director both resigned. Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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This recently restored painting in the Vatican, created in 1494 by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio, has a small depiction of naked men with feathered headdresses. This may be the first European depiction of Native Americans. The scene, just above the tomb of Jesus, is too small to be seen in this view of the entire painting but is shown in the photo below. Courtesy of Vatican Museums hide caption

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As the black smoke rose from the Vatican chimney Tuesday, some of the nuns and others gathered in St. Peter's Square were singing. Eric Gaillard /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Cardinals gathered in Vatican City on Monday, a day before the papal selection process known as the conclave begins. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images hide caption

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In Vatican City's St. Peter's Square on Wednesday, a man looked at the Italian magazine Chi's photo of former Pope Benedicxt XVI — the first such image since he stepped down last week. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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That's not a real bishop on the left: A man later identified as Ralph Napierski of Germany (at left) posed with Cardinal Sergio Sebiastiana and others on Monday at the Vatican. Napierski was an imposter. He was later escorted from the area by Swiss Guards. Vincenzo Pinto /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Roman Catholic cardinals at the Vatican on Thursday, as Pope Benedict XVI bid them goodbye. Now they must turn to choosing his successor. Osservatore Romano /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing Sunday during his last Angelus noon prayer, from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Domenico Stinellis/AP hide caption

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Knights of the Order of Malta walk in procession toward St. Peter's Basilica to mark the 900th anniversary of the Order of the Knights of Malta, on Saturday at the Vatican. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Benedict XVI and his former butler, Paolo Gabriele (center), are shown at the Vatican in this file photo. The pope's private secretary, Georg Gaenswein, is on the left. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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