Monday, September 1, 2008
Photo provided by the Vatican's L'Osservatore Romano newspaper showing former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, right, with Pope Benedict XVI during a meeting at the papal summer retreat of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, Monday Sept. 1, 2008. Betancourt met with the pontiff Monday to thank him for his prayers during her captivity, the Vatican said. Betancourt, who was released July 2, had expressed a desire to meet the pontiff. The former presidential candidate in Colombia credited her religious faith with helping her survive more than six years of captivity in the Colombian jungle at the hands of leftist rebels known as FARC.
(AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, HO)

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