Pope Benedict XVI greets a circus artist holding a traditional puppet after he performed for him during an audience he held in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2

 

              Pope Benedict XVI greets a circus artist holding a traditional puppet after he performed for him during an audience he held in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2
Pope Benedict XVI greets a circus artist holding a traditional puppet after he performed for him during an audience he held in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Benedict clapped and watched amused as circus workers flipped, flopped, juggled and twisted before him in what the Vatican has called a historic audience to make street performers and other itinerant entertainers feel like they belong to the church. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)