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Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a Chrism Mass, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. Benedict XVI urged priests to oppose violence as he led a ceremony dedicated to the priesthood Thursday, marking a Holy Week with his church buffeted by clergy sex abuse scandals. The Chrism Mass marks the start of the Easter celebrations. (April 1 2010)

Pope marks Holy Week

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Holy Week at the Vatican.

FILE: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass
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FILE: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church.

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI pays homage to the icon of Jesus Christ during the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict
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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 04: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Easter Holy Mass in St Peter's Square on April 4, 2010 in Vatican City, Vatican. The ceremony began with Cardinal Angelo Sodano expressing the faithful's solidarity with the pontiff over a sexual abuse scandal which has shaken the Catholic church. (Photo by Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff during
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the pastoral staff during the "Urbi et Orbi" (To the city and the World) message, at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, April 4, 2010.

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of
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Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of The Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday. (April 2, 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of
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Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of The Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday. (April 2, 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of
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Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of The Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday. (April 2, 2010)

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Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday. (April 2, 2010)

The Colosseum is shown during the Way Of
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The Colosseum is shown during the Way Of The Cross procession presided by Pope Benedict XVI on Good Friday. (April 2, 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday at Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, celebrates the Passion of the Lord in the afternoon before presiding over the stations of the Cross, re-enacting Jesus Christ's final hours and crucifixion, later in the evening at Rome's Colosseum. (April 2 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI (R) holds the Cross during
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Pope Benedict XVI (R) holds the Cross during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday at Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, celebrates the Passion of the Lord in the afternoon before presiding over the stations of the Cross, re-enacting Jesus Christ's final hours and crucifixion, later in the evening at Rome's Colosseum. (April 2, 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI wears the Papal tiara during
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Pope Benedict XVI wears the Papal tiara during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday at Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, celebrates the Passion of the Lord in the afternoon before presiding over the stations of the Cross, re-enacting Jesus Christ's final hours and crucifixion, later in the evening at Rome's Colosseum. (April 2 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the
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Pope Benedict XVI holds the Cross during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday at Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, celebrates the Passion of the Lord in the afternoon before presiding over the stations of the Cross, re-enacting Jesus Christ's final hours and crucifixion, later in the evening at Rome's Colosseum. (April 2 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI prays during the celebration of
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Pope Benedict XVI prays during the celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday at Saint Peter's Basilica at The Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI, 82, celebrates the Passion of the Lord in the afternoon before presiding over the stations of the Cross, re-enacting Jesus Christ's final hours and crucifixion, later in the evening at Rome's Colosseum. (April 2 2010)

Pope Benedict XVI kneels during a service in
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Pope Benedict XVI kneels during a service in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Friday, April 2, 2010. Pilgrims and tourists flocked to the Vatican ahead of Good Friday ceremonies as the Catholic church defends itself against accusations that Pope Benedict XVI played a role in covering up sex abuse cases.

Pope Benedict XVI washes the foot of an
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Pope Benedict XVI washes the foot of an unidentified layman in the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome, Thursday, April 1, 2010. The feet-washing ceremony symbolizes humility and commemorates Jesus' last supper with his 12 apostles on the evening before his Good Friday crucifixion.

Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral staff as
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Pope Benedict XVI holds his pastoral staff as he arrives to celebrate a Chrism Mass, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican. Benedict XVI urged priests to oppose violence as he led a ceremony dedicated to the priesthood Thursday, marking a Holy Week with his church buffeted by clergy sex abuse scandals. The Chrism Mass marks the start of the Easter celebrations. (April 1 2010)