Vatican Pope New Year Eve

December 31, 2012 - 2:33 PM
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)