Pope Benedict XVI leaves after celebrating his last general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Benedict basked in an
Pope Benedict XVI leaves after celebrating his last general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. Benedict basked in an emotional send-off, recalling moments of "joy and light" during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire. (Gregorio Borgia, The Associated Press)