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A Swiss guard stands during the pontif's weekly general audience on... News PhotoAudience,Catholicism,Illustration,Illustration Technique,International Landmark,Religion,State of the Vatican City,Swiss Guard,Vatican,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPA Swiss guard stands during the pontif's weekly general audience on November 21, 2012 at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday voiced his support for diplomatic efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza on the eighth day of the conflict and spoke of his concern at the escalating violence. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)