Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pope Benedict XVI Celebrates First Vespers And Te Deum Prayers




VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - DECEMBER 31: Pope Benedict XVI kneels to pray in front of the traditional crib in St. Peter's Square at the end of the Te Deum prayer on December 31, 2009 in Vatican City, Vatican. On new year's eve two different perspectives converge; one is the end of the calendar year, the other is the solemn liturgy of Mary, which concludes with the Octave of the Nativity. The first event is common to everyone, the second is for believers. (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images) 


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