Photos: Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Urbi et Orbi blessing

Photos: Pope Benedict XVI delivers his Urbi et Orbi blessing

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 25: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope focusing this year on the conflict in Syria, calling for a political solution. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

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by Catherine Holland

azfamily.com

Posted on December 25, 2012 at 10:08 AM

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI waved to the faithful as he delivered his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

The 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope focusing this year on the conflict in Syria, calling for a political solution.

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