Photo Gallery: Trouble in the Holy See
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Photo Gallery: Trouble in the Holy See

Exhausted in the Vatican The Final Battles of Pope Benedict XVI

The mood at the Vatican is apocalyptic. Pope Benedict XVI seems tired, and both unable and unwilling to seize the reins amid fierce infighting and scandal. While Vatican insiders jockey for power and speculate on his successor, Joseph Ratzinger has withdrawn to focus on his still-ambiguous legacy.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan