Photos of Benedict XVI Posted on Web

Vatican Site Has a New “Photogallery”

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VATICAN CITY, NOV. 7, 2005 ( Photographs capturing some of the key moments of Benedict XVI’s pontificate are now posted on the Vatican’s Web page.

The new Photogallery, which presents pictures of the Pope, can be accessed via the “News” section of the main page.

The gallery includes a picture of the Holy Father looking out on the lake of Castel Gandolfo from the balcony of the papal summer residence. Another shows him imparting an apostolic blessing during his first appearance as Pope on April 19. And still another shows him, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, embracing Pope John Paul II.

There are photos of particular events, including one taken Nov. 2 while the Holy Father was praying in the Vatican Grottoes for the deceased Popes; another on Oct. 23 while presiding over the closure of the Synod of Bishops and of the Year of the Eucharist; and one taken Oct. 5 during a celebration with children who made their first Communion.

There are also pictures of the Pope’s visit to Rome’s Child Jesus Hospital (Sept. 30); his first foreign apostolic trip for World Youth Day in Cologne (Aug. 18-21); and his July holiday in the Val d’Aosta.

The photographic gallery will be updated as events take place. Soon, images will be published of the conclave, election and solemn inauguration Mass of this pontificate.

Photographs of the Holy See’s Web page and many others are available on printed paper as well as on digital format, through the photographic service of L’Osservatore Romano.

To request the printing of photos presented on the Web page, the code must be indicated in a message sent to:

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