Wednesday, May 19, 2010

B16 General Audience Recalls Portugal

Pope Benedict XVI kisses a child as he leaves by his popemobile at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 19, 2010. (Daylife Photos)

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