Photos: Pope holds final general audience

Photos: Pope holds final general audience

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VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 27: Pope Benedict XVI waves to he faithfull as he arrives 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. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 4 at 11:26 PM

Photos from Pope Benedict XVI's 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.

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