Pope Benedict XVI

In this photo released by the Vatican’s L’Osservatore Romano newspaper, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing to the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, from the velvet-draped loggia of St. Peter’s Basilica, during the “Urbi et Orbi” message, Latin for ”to the city and to the world”, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007. The pontiff issued a Christmas Day appeal to political leaders around the globe to find the “wisdom and courage” to end bloody conflicts in Darfur, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Congo. (AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano, HO)

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