Sunday July 12, 2020

Pope makes last address before turning "emeritus"

“I can say that the Lord guided me, he was close and I felt his presence daily” even as “not all moments have been easy.”

27th February, 2013
St Peter's Square today: crowds gather

Pope Benedict XVI called on Christians to lead a life that’s “coherent” with their beliefs in his last public address before becoming the first Roman Catholic pontiff in six centuries to relinquish power.

The German-born Benedict, 85, addressed a general audience of tens of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square today. Entering the 17th-century plaza in the “Popemobile” for a final blessing, he spoke from a stage in front of...

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