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Archbishop Georg Gänswein, left, who was private secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, pays his respects at the body of the late pope in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Jan. 2.

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Thousands pay last respects to Pope Benedict in St. Peter’s Basilica

A quiet hush covered the vast expanse of St. Peter’s Square even though it was filled with thousands of people winding their way around the colonnade into St. Peter’s Basilica to pay last respects to the late Pope Benedict XVI.