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At his weekly general audience the Pope reflects on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which begins today

A member of Rome's Biopark zoo shows Pope Benedict XVI a rare young Cuban crocodile (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

Benedict XVI says the Eucharist transforms our lives ‘despite our weakness and infidelity’

Pope Benedict XVI meets a crocodile

There was an unusual visitor today during the Pope’s general audience: a three-year-old Cuban crocodile, about 40cm long

Pope Benedict gives his blessing at today's general audience (AP)

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At his weekly general audience Benedict XVI reflects on the Last Supper

Benedict XVI arrives for this morning's general audience (AP Photo)

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During his first general audience of 2012, Benedict XVI talked about the “joy and light” of the season and the power of the Holy Eucharist

Pope says the example of the Holy Family should inspire all Christian families

Benedict XVI spoke about the meaning of Christmas as well as the importance of being close to Christ throughout the entire year

Benedict XVI looks at a traditional Mexican Nativity scene donated by the state of Puebla (Photo: CNS)

At his general audience Benedict XVI says prayer should not just be a request for God to fulfil one’s wishes