11/02/2013 10:39 GMT | Updated 11/02/2013 10:47 GMT

Pope Benedict XVI's Funniest Moments (PICTURES)

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We realise that the words "Pope Benedict XVI" don't usually inspire paroxysms of laughter. But stick with us here.

Because His Holiness - who of course has just announced his resignation - did make us smile sometimes. Unintentionally, of course.


Whether it was wearing sombreros, stroking lions, or simply having his cassock caught by a gust of wind - which, as you are about to see, happened A LOT - Pope Benedict could always be relied upon to give us a good chuckle. Albeit, as we say, unintentionally...

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