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  Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing after praying the Angelus from the window of his apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 2. The pope said that Mary perfectly embodies the spirit of Advent, a season for listening to God in order to do his will. (CNS/Paul Haring)
 
  Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing after praying the Angelus from the window of his apartment overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Dec. 2. The pope said that Mary perfectly embodies the spirit of Advent, a season for listening to God in order to do his will. (CNS/Paul Haring)