House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. greets Pope (Credit: AP Photo)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. greets Pope Benedict XVI, as President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice look on.

Pope Benedict at White House

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. greets Pope
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. greets Pope Benedict XVI, as President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice look on.

Members of the crowd wave American and Vatican
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Members of the crowd wave American and Vatican flags as Pope Benedict XVI and US President George W. Bush participate in an Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.

Pope Benedict XVI watches a US ceremonial guard
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Pope Benedict XVI watches a US ceremonial guard perform during welcoming ceremonies at the White House.

Pope Benedict XVI waves while walking with President
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Pope Benedict XVI waves while walking with President George W. Bush along the Colonnade following an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House.

Pope Benedict XVI (L) and US President George
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Pope Benedict XVI (L) and US President George W. Bush walk along the Colonnade following an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House.

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Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the crowd as US
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Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the crowd as US President George W. Bush looks on during welcoming ceremonies in Washington, DC.

Pope Benedict XVI (L) and US President George
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Pope Benedict XVI (L) and US President George W. Bush walk along the Colonnade following an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House. The Pope Wednesday urged Bush to use "patient diplomacy to resolve conflicts," but did not mention the Iraq war to which the Vatican is strongly opposed.

Pope Benedict XVI (L) walks with U.S. President
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Pope Benedict XVI (L) walks with U.S. President George W. Bush during an arrival ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House to kick off a six-day visit to the U.S.

Pope Benedict XVI, riding in the Popemobile, waves
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Pope Benedict XVI, riding in the Popemobile, waves while passing the White House.

President George W. Bush sits with Pope Benedict
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President George W. Bush sits with Pope Benedict XVI in the Oval Office of the White House

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President George W. Bush applauds after Pope Benedict
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President George W. Bush applauds after Pope Benedict XVI addresses the crowd during an Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House.