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A yellow cross marks the altar inside the Olympic Stadium in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Benedict XVI delivers televised message for Germany ahead of his visit tomorrow

Martin Hermann decorates the "Pope Benedict XVI Teddy bear" in a show room of the Hermann-Spielwaren GmbH, a manufacturer of fine German Teddy bears, in Coburg, yesterday. The special edition on the occasion of the second visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Gemany comes with growler and is limited to only 111 pieces worldwide. It is made out of blond mohair, filled with excelsior and is available at a price of €229. Pope Benedict XVI will visit the archdioceses of Berlin and Freiburg as well as the diocese of Erfurt from September 22 until September 25 (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Over 100 special edition teddy bears have been made in preparation for Benedict XVI’s visit to Germany later this month

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Germany's bishops said they would discuss the proposals at a meeting in March (Photo: CNS)

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

Egyptian Muslims and Christians in Cairo protest against the bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

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