Is it just us, or does this Getty photo of Pope Benedict XVI giving communion to celebrants in Germany seem somehow reminiscent of another famous European scene?

This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.
This image was lost some time after publication.

We wonder if the Holy Father is any good at chess.

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