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Pope John Paul II, back to camera wearing miter, gives his Urbi Et Orbi, Christmas blessing, to the city and world, his first one as Pontiff, from the main balcony of the St. Peter's Basilica,in this Dec. 25, 1978 file photo. In the background is a view of a packed St. Peter's Square and a view of Rome. Pope John Paul II, the Polish pontiff who led the Roman Catholic Church for more than a quarter century and became history's most-traveled pope, died Saturday night, April 2, 2005, in his Vatican apartment. He was 84. (AP Photo, File)