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The staue of Christ is seen at the St.Peter's Square at the Vatican... News PhotoCatholicism,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,International Landmark,Place of Worship,Religion,St. Peter's Basilica - The Vatican,State of the Vatican City,Statue,VaticanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe staue of Christ is seen at the St.Peter's Square at the Vatican on March 01, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI has become the day before the first pope to resign in over 700 years, telling a tearful crowd of faithful that he will now be 'a simple pilgrim' as cardinals on Friday begin preparing for a conclave in the Sistine Chapel to elect his successor. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)