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Benedict XVI Formally Installed as Pope

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Benedict XVI Formally Installed as Pope

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Benedict XVI Formally Installed as Pope

Benedict XVI Formally Installed as Pope

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Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez of Chile kisses the pope's ring

Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez of Chile kisses the ring of Pope Benedict XVI during the Pope's inaugural mass in Saint Peter's Square in the Vatican, April 24, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims pack into St. Peter's Square to watch Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's formal installation as Pope Benedict XVI in a huge, open-air mass. The new pontiff offered a warm greeting to all non-Catholics and urged humanity to rediscover God to help transform the ills of the world.

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