Pope Benedict's papacy in photos

Pope Benedict XVI is shown in side-by-side images from 2005 and 2013. At left is the pope in a photo taken May 4, 2005, about two weeks after his election. At right is an image taken Feb. 6 at the Vatican. (CNS/Nancy Phelan Wiechec and Paul Haring)
This article appears in the Benedict Resigns feature series. View the full series.

Pope Benedict XVI was elected pope in April 2005. Here's a look back at the last eight years of his papacy.


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