Monday, August 11, 2008

Photos: Benedict XVI


Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during the Sunday noon Angelus prayer, in Bressanone, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2008. The Pontiff urged an "immediate'' end to hostilities in South Ossetia and the start of negotiations between Russia and Georgia over the contested province. (AP Photo by ALBERTO PELLASCHIAR)

Pope Benedict XVI holds the Sunday Angelus on August 10, 2008 in Bressanone. Benedict XVI appealed for an immediate halt to "military operations" in the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, and for renewed talks over the breakaway region. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Benedict XVI and his secretary Georg Gaenswein leave after Sunday Angelus prayers on August 10, 2008 at Bressanone. The Holy Father appealed on August 10 for an immediate halt to "military operations" in the conflict between Georgia and Russia over South Ossetia, and for renewed talks over the breakaway region. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Benedict XVI shows the certificate stating his honorary citizenship during a ceremony where he received the honorary citizenship of Bressanone, in this Northern Italian mountain resort, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008. In foreground is Bressanone mayor Albert Purgstaller, at right is the Pope's secretary Georg Ganswein. The Pontiff begun on July 28 his Alpine vacation in this mountain resort of the Dolomites where he will remain until August 11. The 81-year-old pontiff has another scheduled appearance on August 10, to deliver the Sunday noon Angelus prayer. (AP Photo by ALBERTO PELLASCHIAR)

Pope Benedict XVI, in white at left, with Bressanone bishop Wilhem Egger, at left, with the faithful after a ceremony at the Duomo church of Bressanone, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. The Pontiff begun last week his Alpine vacation in this mountain resort of the Dolomites where he will remain until August 11. (AP Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO)

Pope Benedict XVI greets people after meeting priests in the dome of Bressanone, near Bolzano, northern Italy, on August 6, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI said on August 5, that it was important that China "open up" to Christ, during a visit to the memorial of an Italian missionary who moved to the Asian country, ANSA news agency reported. The pope was speaking from Oies, a village near Bressanone in northern Italy where he is on holiday. He honoured the memory of Giuseppe Freinademetz, who left to preach the gospel in China in 1879 and died there of typhoid in 1908. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Benedict XVI meets the priests in the dome of Bressanone, near Bolzano, northern Italy, on August 6, 2008. Pope Benedict XVI said on August 5, that it was important that China "open up" to Christ, during a visit to the memorial of an Italian missionary who moved to the Asian country, ANSA news agency reported. The pope was speaking from Oies, a village near Bressanone in northern Italy where he is on holiday. He honoured the memory of Giuseppe Freinademetz, who left to preach the gospel in China in 1879 and died there of typhoid in 1908. (AFP/Getty)

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Pope Benedict XVI (C) attends a ceremony in the Duomo church in Bressanone August 6, 2008. The Pope is taking his annual summer vacation in the Dolomite mountains. (AFP/Getty)

Pope Benedict XVI meets priests in the dome of Bressanone, near Bolzano, northern Italy, on August 6, 2008. (AFP/Getty)

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Pope Benedict XVI shows to the faithful a statue of Madonna and Child in the chapel of the home of late Missionary Joseph Freinademetz on August 5, 2008 at Oies-Badia. The pontiff said, "It is important that China, this great continent, open to the Gospel." (AFP/Getty)

Pope Benedict XVI (2ndL) prays in the chapel of the home of late Missionary Joseph Freinademetz on August 5, 2008 at Oies-Badia. The pontiff said, "It is important that China, this great continent, open to the Gospel." (AFP/Getty)

Photo taken Tuesday Aug. 5, 2008 provided by the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper Wednesday Aug. 6, 2008, showing Pope Benedict XVI signing the guest book as he visits the home of late missionary Josef Freinademetz, who was made saint after his mission in China, in Oies, Alta Badia, Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008. The Pontiff begun last week his Alpine vacation in this mountain resort of the Dolomites where he will remain until August 11. (AP)

Pope Benedict XVI (L) gestures as he arrives to visit the home of late Missionary Joseph Freinademetz on August 5, 2008 at Oies-Badia. The pontiff said, "It is important that China, this great continent, open to the Gospel." (AFP/Getty)

Josef Freinademetz
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