Pope Benedict XVI bows out
Video and photos from social media of Pope Benedict's last general audience in St. Peter's Square before he formally resigns.
After tweeting his farewell, the entire Twitter history of Pope Benedict XVI has been deleted today from the @Pontifex account. No official statement has yet explained why Benedict's past tweets were deleted. The name on the
He slipped it in at the end of his speech, and said it so quickly and softly it almost sounded like an afterthought. But in pledging his "unconditional reverence and obedience" to the next pope, Benedict XVI took a critical step toward ensuring that
Pope Benedict has been ushered off to the Apostolic Palace in Castel Gandolfo.
Benedict XVI officially resigned yesterday after eight years as the Pope of the Catholic Church. The Vatican decided to commemorate his papacy by publish.