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Pope Francis meets with Benedict XVI. Asks for his prayers as he heads out to Brazil

The last time the Pope met with his predecessor was back on July 5th, ;when together, they welcomed a new statue of St. Michael Archangel at the Vatican Gardens.

This time around, Pope Francis decided to visit Benedict XVI to ask for his prayers, as he prepares for his trip to Brazil. During their meeting, they first prayed together in the chapel and afterward they talked for about 30 minutes. The Pope gave Ratzinger, the official World Youth Day booklet as well as the event?s official medal. ;

It?s also believed that Benedict XVI will follow some of the events, directly at the Vatican, as they are broadcast. ;

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