Pope Benedict XVI


Faithful hol a banner reading 'Thank you'during the Angelus prayer... News PhotoBanner - Sign,Horizontal,International Landmark,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Praying,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,State of the Vatican City,Togetherness,Vatican,WindowPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFaithful hol a banner reading 'Thank you'during the Angelus prayer led by Pope Benedict XVI from the window of his appartments on February 17, 2013 at the Vatican. The Vatican the day before said it could speed up the election of a new pope as lobbying for Benedict XVI's job intensified amid speculation over who had the best chance to succeed him. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)