Thursday 21 June 2018


, March 1, 2013


Pope Benedict XVI waves for the last time from balcony of his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo on February 28. Pope Benedict slipped quietly from the world stage on Thursday after a private last goodbye to his cardinals and a short flight to a country palace to enter the final phase of his life "hidden from the world".  Reuters/ Tony Gentile 

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