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Pope receives ashes tonight during Ash Wednesday Mass at the Vatican. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A sign at today's papal general audience thanking B16 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Another view of St. Peter's Sq tonight and the papal apartment, on right (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The papal apts tonight overlooking St. Peter's Square after B16 announced he would retire (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

See any difference? http://bit.ly/VbaElT Side by side B16 shortly after election and two days ago

Ravens or 49ers: Ravens or 49ers: Do you think God has a favorite for Sunday's Super Bowl?

Priceless! -- CNS photo by Nancy Phelan Wiechec before last night's Mass at the Nat'l Shrine in DC

Here's a a "baby hatch" in Poland. Barbaric, or life-saving? Tell us what you think: http://on.fb.me/TnIA0c Photo:

A new bride got to meet the pope today. Here's why: http://on.fb.me/UR1qbd Photo:

Why are these Franciscan brothers checking their phones in church? http://on.fb.me/X2ZETZ Photo:

Photo for that Vatican pilgrimage story we just told you about. More at this link: http://on.fb.me/UckoOG

On New Year's Day, the pope met the Three Kings. More at this link: http://on.fb.me/THCUuH

Photos: Dusting St. Peter's Basilica for Christmas http://on.fb.me/WsEPDC Spiffing up an angel:

Photos: Rome celebrates feast of the Immaculate Conception http://on.fb.me/SMrqW7 Pope heads to Spanish Steps

The Vatican Christmas tree went up today in St. Peter's Square. http://bit.ly/TF57Ag Your tree up yet?

Look who showed up for today's papal audience at the Vatican! Story: http://bit.ly/TFrx7P

More photos of B16's audience yesterday with circus workers http://on.fb.me/TAJpkh Cutest of the bunch:

Photos of B16 today at his weekly general audience http://bit.ly/V2VMBE Here's best of the bunch:

Photos: Church gets six new cardinals. Album: http://bit.ly/Tp8tuD Child tries zuchetto:

New papal book given tdy to journos at Vatican. Public release tmrw in 20 languages, including Eng. Story coming