set up chairs in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Thursday, April
21, 2005, in preparation for Sunday's open-air inauguration ceremony
for the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI. Former Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger of Germany, who chose the name of Benedict XVI, was elected
the new head of the Roman Catholic Church on April 19.
giant screen installed in St Peter's Square shows the first mass
celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI, at the Vatican City. Pope Benedict
XVI pledged to work towards Christian unity and dialogue with other
faiths as he set out the priorities of his pontificate in his first
homily, saying he had been surprised by his elevation to the papacy.
workers clean the top of St. Peter's Basilica, April 22, 2005. Pope
Benedict wants to serve rather than be honored during his papacy,
he said on Friday, asking cardinals to help him overcome his weaknesses
as he leads the Catholic Church.