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Thursday, February 28, 2013

CBSnews.com: Pope Benedict XVI has left Vatican City for the last time. He will return -- not as Pope Benedict XVI, but as Pope Emeritus -- a retired man.

CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips said the crowd outside the Palace was large, but not huge, perhaps because Benedict failed to ever garner the sort of public adoration that his predecessor Pope John Paul II did, or perhaps because many of those wishing to bid Benedict farewell did so the previous day during his last general audience at St. Peter's Square.

 

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