Pope Benedict XVI Steps Down And Officially Retires From The Papal Office

In This Photo: Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI attends a meeting with his cardinals during a farewell ceremony in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on February 28, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI will acquire the title 'Pope Emeritus' as he retires the pontificate today, and will travel to a papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome
(Feb. 27, 2013 - Source: Pool/Getty Images Europe)