February 25, 2013
Russian painter Natalia Tsarkova poses next to a copy of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI and another of Blessed John Paul II in her studio in downtown Rome Feb. 14. Tsarkova painted the official portrait of Pope Benedict in 2007 and the official portrait of Blessed John Paul for the 2000 Jubilee.

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Papal portraitist

Russian painter Natalia Tsarkova poses next to a copy of a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI and another of Blessed John Paul II in her studio in downtown Rome Feb. 14.

Tsarkova painted the official portrait of Pope Benedict in 2007 and the official portrait of Blessed John Paul for the 2000 Jubilee.