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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

Off to Retirement

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Becoming PopeWhite SmokeKrakow GreetingVisit with StudentsSaturno HatGust of WindAbuse ScandalGrotto PrayerWaving to the Crowd85th Birthday CelebrationBlessing in MaltaStepping DownMexico TripPoor HealthAngelus PrayerLeaving MassSeminary in RomeEntering the SquareSaying ThanksPapal KissCardinals ReactFinal BlessingLast MeetingOff to RetirementWatching Departure

Off to Retirement

A helicopter carrying Pope Benedict XVI takes off from inside the Vatican on its way to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo on Feb. 28. He'll remain there until his new quarters at the Vatican are ready.

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