Pope Benedict XVI waves from his popemobile as he visits the Nativity St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of a difficult year Mond

 

              Pope Benedict XVI waves from his popemobile as he visits the Nativity St. Peter
Pope Benedict XVI waves from his popemobile as he visits the Nativity St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI marked the end of a difficult year Monday by saying that despite all the death and injustice in the world, goodness prevails. Benedict celebrated New Year's Eve with a vespers service in St. Peter's Basilica to give thanks for 2012 and look ahead to 2013. He looked tired during the service and used a cane afterward — an indication that the busy Christmas season may be taking a toll on the 85-year-old Benedict. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)