Caludio Franchi, goldsmiths who was commissioned along his brother Roberto to make the gold 'Fisherman's Ring' worn by Pope Benedict XVI when he was elected in 2005, works in his workshop on March 18, 2013. Benedict was the first pope since the 19th century to commission a 'Fisherman's Ring' -- his predecessor John Paul II wore a simple gold ring with a cross -- and he has worn the chunky gold ring at all his major public appearances. The ring is so called because it depicts Saint Peter, who was a fisherman by trade, pulling up his net from a boat. AFP PHOTO/ Filippo MONTEFORTE
クレジット: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE
Pope Francis waves to the crowd as he drives around St Peter's Square ahead of his first weekly general audience as pope on March 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square today
クレジット: Christopher Furlong
Pope Francis waves from the Popemobile on his way to attend the Via Crucis on Copacabana Beach during World Youth Day celebrations on July 26, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than 1.5 million pilgrims are expected to join the pontiff for his visit to the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations which is running July 23-28.
クレジット: Buda Mendes
Pope Francis greets the faithful as he holds Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square on April 20, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis is attending the Holy Week for his second time as a Pontiff.
クレジット: Franco Origlia
Pope Francis prays in front of the statue of the Immaculate Conceptionon at Spanish Steps December 8, 2013 in Rome, Italy. Following a tradition laid out by his predecessors, Pope Francis celebrated the Feast of the Immaculate Conception by travelling to Spanish Steps where he venerated the statue named for the Marian Feast. The statue of the Immaculate Conception was consecrated on December 8, 1857 several years after the dogma which states that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin was adopted by the Church.
クレジット: Franco Origlia
In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Pope Francis prays at the Western Wall, on May 26, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Pope Francis arrived in Israel on Sunday afternoon, a day after landing in the Middle East for his first visit to the Holy Land. During his visit to the West Bank the Pontiff addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as 'unacceptable' and urged both sides to find courage in seeking a peaceful solution.
Pope Francis delivers his Christmas Day message from the central balcony of St Peter's Basilica on December 25, 2014 in Vatican City, Vatican. The 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing (to the city and to the world) is recognised as a Christmas tradition by Catholics with the Pope Francis focusing this year on the peace in the world.