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Pope John Paul II shakes an incense burner while celebrating the midnight Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 24 December 2001. AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope John Paul II shakes an incense burner while celebrating the midnight Christmas mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, 24 December 2001. AFP PHOTO GABRIEL BOUYS  (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)