Benedict XVI is now the first Pope to resign his office in 600 years. The Pope Emeritus left the Vatican by helicopter today and flew to the summer residence, Castel Gondolfo, where he addressed a crowd from his balcony. Rachel Donadio, Rome Bureau Chief for the New York Times, has more on his last day in office and what's next for 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world.
The Pope's Last Day
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