Pope Benedict XVI

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Roman Catholic priest Monsignor Joselito Asis, secretary-general of... News PhotoCatholicism,Episcopal Conference,Horizontal,International Landmark,Manila,Philippines,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Press Conference,Priest,Quitting a Job,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Secretary-General,VaticanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRoman Catholic priest Monsignor Joselito Asis, secretary-general of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, shows the letter from the Vatican to papal nuncio to Manila on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI during a press conference in Manila on February 12, 2013. Bishops in the Philippines, Asia's bastion of Catholicism, are hoping one of their own could become the next pope, church officials said as they extolled the qualities of the country's 'papabile'. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)