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President Tuerk Visits Vatican and Rome

Rome/Vatican City, 6 February - President Danilo Tuerk was received on Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI during his first visit to Rome and the Vatican as the head of state. Tuerk presented the Pope with a bronze statue of Christ, while the Pope conferred upon Tuerk a pontifical medal.

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St. Peter's Basilica, parts of which will be decorated with flowers by two Slovenians for Easter.
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Swiss Guard
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Swiss Guard
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Swiss Guard
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St. Peter's Square
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St. Peter's Square
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Pope Benedict XVI
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Pope Benedict XVI
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Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI
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