The Vatican's newest official court artist Natalia Tsarkova poses with her pet owl next to a painting of Pope John Paul II on December 18, 2012 in her studio by Rome. After Michelangelo and Raphael, the Vatican's newest official court artist is something of an unusual choice -- an ebullient Russian woman with a pet owl who meets cardinals and popes on a daily basis. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI
Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Archbishop of St. Andrews and Edinburgh is named as cardinal by Pope John Paul II during a consistory in Saint Peter's Square on October 21, 2003 in Vatican City, Vatican. Cardinal Keith Obrien, Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic, has resigned following allegations from three priests and one former priest of inappropriate behaviour.