Pope Benedict XVI’s Last Address At Vatican

Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi reported from Rome to cover Pope Benedict the 16th's resignation. (Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi)
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi reported from Rome to cover Pope Benedict the 16th's resignation. (Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi)
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi reported from Rome to cover Pope Benedict the 16th's resignation. (Credit: Pat Ciarrocchi)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
in St Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience later before he abdicates tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. in St Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. ts. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pope Benedict XVI takes his seat on the dias in St Peter's Square for his weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
TURKEY-VATICAN-POPE-LAST AUDIENCE
TURKEY-VATICAN-POPE-LAST AUDIENCE
A poster showing Pope Benedict XVI portrait is hanged in front of St. Anthony of Padua Church reading "Thank you holy father" on February 27, 2013 in Istanbul. Pope Benedict XVI will hold the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter's Square on Wednesday on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (Credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
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Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pilgrims attend Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience in St peter's Square before his retirement on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has held his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
(Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's Square for his final general audience on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pilgrims attend Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience in St peter's Square before his retirement on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has held his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by his personal secretary Georg Ganswein, attends his final general audience in St. Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pope Benedict XVI waves to the faithful gathered in St. Peter's Squareduring his final general audience on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
file photo of St. Peter's Square (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pilgrims attend Pope Benedict XVI's final general audience in St peter's Square before his retirement on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has held his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
file photo of St. Peter's Square (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
File Photo of Nuns (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 27: In this photo illustration a Samsung smartphone phone displays Pope Benedict's last ever Papal Tweet on February 27, 2013 in Rome, Italy. The Pontiff has attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: A german flag is waved as the crowd waits for the arrival of Pope Benedict XV in St Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience later before he abdicates tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Posters wish Pope Benedict XVI farewell after giving his final general audience in St Peter's Square before his retirement on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has held his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: A nun waits in the crowd for the arrival of Pope Benedict XV in St Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican.The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience later before he abdicates tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: A nun hold her hands on the face as she waits in the crowd for the arrival of Pope Benedict XV in St Peter's Square on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience later before he abdicates tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pilgrims and clergy members hold a candle-lit vigil in Saint Peter's Square, facing Pope Benedict XVI's private apartment, after his final weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff has attended his last weekly public audience before stepping down tomorrow. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
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Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
Pat Ciarrocchi In Rome
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