Pope Benedict XVI 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 sa

 

              Pope Benedict XVI presides a New Year
Pope Benedict XVI 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)