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St Peter's original benediction sign 'was caused by nerve damage'

Pope Pius XI makes the distinctive hand gesture, believed to have been first used by Pope Peter

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March 2013: Pope Pius XI appears on the balcony for the first time in this newsreel (1922). Follow link to view the film.

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Adolf Hitler Meeting with Pope Pius XI