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A look at the Most Famous Window in the World


Then on May 1, 2005 Benedict XVI appeared before this window for the first time.

May 1, 2005
“I address you for the first time from this window, which my beloved predecessor made familiar to countless people around the world.”

Almost eight years later, in his second to last Angelus his voice reflected his elderly age of 85

February 17, 2013
“I ask you to continue to pray for me and for the next Pope, and for our Spiritual Exercises, which I begin this afternoon along with members of the Roman Curia.”

On the 28th of February at 8.pm Rome time, these windows will be closed off during the so called Sede Vacante. They will be reopened after the Conclave when the new Pope is elected.

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