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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with the Media

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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with the Media

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Pope Benedict XVI Meets with the Media

Pope Benedict XVI Meets with the Media

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Buttons in the German hometown of Pope Benedict XVI celebrate his inauguration Sunday. Reuters hide caption

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The ceremonies surrounding the death of Pope John Paul II, his funeral and the election of his successor Benedict XVI have played out according to a script written centuries ago. But the new pontiff strayed from the script Saturday, speaking to reporters before his inaugural mass tomorrow.