(FILES) – Picture taken on September 22, 2011 in Berlin shows German-born Pope Benedict XVI visiting Bellevue Palace on the first day of the Pontiff’s first state visit to his native Germany. Pope Benedict XVI announced on February 11, 2013 he will resign on February 28 as leader of the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties — an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

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