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Pope Francis Visits Pope Benedict To Wish Him A Merry Christmas

This is basically Pope-ception.

Posted on December 23, 2013, at 3:05 p.m. ET

Pope Francis visited his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, on Monday to exchange Christmas greetings.

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They talked together in the pope emeritus' quarters in the Mater Ecclesiae monastery, a small community within the walls of the Vatican.

Osservatore Romano / Reuters

The two popes prayed together in one of the monastery's modest chapels.

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Merry Christmas, Papa Francesco and Papa Benedicto!

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