Pope Benedict XVI bows out
Pope Benedict XVI has given his final public audience as Pope. On Thursday, he officially steps down and becomes Pope Emeritus.
Benedict XVI officially resigned yesterday after eight years as the Pope of the Catholic Church. The Vatican decided to commemorate his papacy by publish.
Along with Pope Benedict XVI's retirement comes another surprise: it turns out that the pontiff never actually wore shoes by Prada, as it was widely reported throughout his eight-year papacy. CNN's Christiane Amanpour explained on-air: “We have said
Benedict XVI, the conservative whose most revolutionary act in eight years of papacy was arguably the way in which he left it, was now the emeritus pope, as fallible as any other. With no funeral and no mourning, the Holy See had become sede vacante.
Now that the Church is in the rare position of “sede vacante” as we await the election of a new Pope, is good to ponder the final speeches of His Holiness, Pope Benedict. As his last public legacy they contain a great deal to