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... NyhetsfotoAbdikering,Andlighet,Ankomst,Benedictus XVI,Benedictus XVI avgång,Flagga,Folkmassa,Internationell sevärdhet,Människor,Petersplatsen,Publik,Påve,Religion,Vatikanen,Vatikanstaten,Vertikal,VäntaPhotographer 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)