From left, statues of St. Theodora, St. Beatrice Virgin and Martyr, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Galla flank Pope Alexander VII's Coat of Arms on Bernini's Colonnade at the Vatican, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

From left, statues of St. Theodora, St. Beatrice Virgin and Martyr, St. Catherine of Siena, and St. Galla flank Pope Alexander VII's Coat of Arms on Bernini's Colonnade at the Vatican, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world's 1 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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