Francois Mori, Associated Press
Cardinals and bishops pray as Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, celebrates a special Mass for the sick and dying in front of the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes, France, Monday. Some faithful lay on gurneys, tucked into quilts and comforters. The Mass concluded the pope's four-day trip to Paris and Lourdes. The trip was his first to France since his election as pontiff in 2005.

Cardinals and bishops pray as Pope Benedict XVI, unseen, celebrates a special Mass for the sick and dying in front of the Basilica of the Rosary in Lourdes, France, Monday. Some faithful lay on gurneys, tucked into quilts and comforters. The Mass concluded the pope's four-day trip to Paris and Lourdes. The trip was his first to France since his election as pontiff in 2005.