February 27, 2013. (Romereports.com)
They came to say farewell. Early in the morning, thousands of pilgrims
made their way to St. Peter's Square to witness history during Benedict XVI's last General Audience.
truth is, this is a historic moment and its a beautiful opportunity to
experience this with so many people. This is definitely a precious
“I am very greatful for
the opportunity to be here, really and as he was talking and we were all
waiting I was just praying for him and for the next Pope.”
XVI thanked the Church and its people for their support since
announcing his resignation. People from every corner of the world came
to say farewell and to say thank you.
“I'd like to thank him for all his work and honesty. For his courage. He has showed us many a things.”
“It was very emotional knowing that this is the
last time that we will ever see him in public and I was very moved to be
here, I know that its a very special time and I'm really greatfull that
I got the experience.”“He speak about silence and i have a thinking sometime to make a promise to make a promise of silence for someone.” “What impressed me most was the fact that he said that he is not
abandoning the Church, he's not abandoning the Cross that he's going to
serve the Church in another way thru prayer and thru reflection.”
waved, people cheered. Just a day before Benedict XVI officially
resigns as Pope, he encouraged people to have faith, adding that the
Bark of the Church, is guided by God.