POPE JOHN PAUL II ARRIVES FOR TE DEUM PRAYER IN ST PETER'S BASILICA.
Pope John Paul II arrives on the altar to preside the Te Deum prayer in
St Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, December 31, 2002. The pontiff
ended the year Tuesday with words of thanks for the last 12 months and
a hopeful eye toward 2003, in his traditional New Year's Eve address to
Roman churchgoers. REUTERS/Vincenzo Pinto