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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

Watching Departure

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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

Watching Departure

People in St. Peter's Square watch Pope Benedict XVI's departure from Vatican City and into retirement on Feb. 28. A conclave of cardinals will meet to elect his successor in March.

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