Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement

Pope Benedict XVI is helped onto the Pope Mobile by his personal secretary Bishop Georg Gaenswein 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.
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