31 Dec. 2002
A bishop swings incense in front of Pope John Paul II during 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
homily addressed to Roman churchgoers. REUTERS/Vincenzo Pinto