February 22, 2013. (Romereports.com)
Before this window, millions of people have cheered, sung and prayed
year after year, generation after generation. It's the Pope's studio
window, which is a short distance from his bedroom. Pope John XXIII
began a tradition where every Sunday the Angelus is led from here.
last window, to the right is the Pope's bedroom. The eyes of the world
where set on that window on April 2nd, 2005 when John Paul II passed
Then on May 1, 2005 Benedict XVI appeared before this window for the first time. BENEDICT XVI
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 85BENEDICT XVI
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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