Newly appointed Pope Francis visits Pope Emeritus Benedict

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch
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Recently elected Pope Francis (L) and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, meet at the helicopter pad of the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)
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Recently elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, pray together at the papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)
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Recently elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, hold a private meeting at the library of the papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)
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Recently elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, pray together at the papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)
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Recently elected Pope Francis (L) and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, exchange gifts prior to a private meeting at the library of the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)
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Pilgrims gather at Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict met today for a private lunch. Historically there is no known record of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Getty Images)