Look back at Pope Benedict XVI through the years.
Ratzinger and Pope John Paul II were close friends. Here, in 2004, Pope John Paul II greets the man who would go on to succeed him.
Enrique Castro-Mendivil / Reuters
U.S. National Archives
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U.S. Air Force
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