Pope Benedict XVI holds the ostensory as he presides a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has marked the en

 

              Pope Benedict XVI holds the ostensory as he  presides a New Year
Pope Benedict XVI holds the ostensory as he presides a New Year's Eve vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI has marked the end of a difficult year by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)