VATICAN-POPE-CHRISTMAS-MASS : News Photo

VATICAN-POPE-CHRISTMAS-MASS

Pope Benedict XVI blesses faithfuls at the end of Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, in Vatican City on December 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Eve mass that religion can be corrupted, leading to violence and wars, but refuted critics who claim that denying God's existence would lead to peace. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pope Benedict XVI blesses faithfuls at the end of Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter's Basilica to mark the nativity of Jesus Christ, in Vatican City on December 24, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI said in his Christmas Eve mass that religion can be corrupted, leading to violence and wars, but refuted critics who claim that denying God's existence would lead to peace. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTO (Photo credit should read VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
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December 24, 2012
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158704181
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VINCENZO PINTO / Staff
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