Pope Benedict XVI Holds His Final General Audience Before His Retirement

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A german flag is waved as the crowd waits for the arrival of Pope... ニュース写真サンピエトロ広場,バチカン市国,ベネディクト16世の退位,ローマ法王,ヴァチカン市国,世界的な名所,人物,到着,宗教,待つ,旗,横長,法王ベネディクト16世,精神性,群集Photographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesVATICAN 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. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)