Photo Gallery: The Pope Heads to Thuringia
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Photo Gallery: The Pope Heads to Thuringia

Mission Clarity Pope Benedict's Blunt New World

It has been billed as Pope Benedict XVI's most difficult trip abroad to date. But so far in Germany, the pope has not sought to shy away from controversy. His bluntness has surprised many -- and could transform the visit into a rousing success. By SPIEGEL Staff