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Pope Recalls “Joy,” Difficulties in Final Audience

posted on February 27, 2013

In front of an estimated 150,000 people, Pope Benedict XVI delivered a notably personal farewell address, reports Nicole Winfield of the Associated Press. Over the course of his 8 years as pope, Benedict said that he experienced, “moments of joy and light, but also moments that haven’t been easy … moments of turbulent seas and rough winds, as has occurred in the history of the church when it seemed like the Lord was sleeping.” Despite making an uncharacteristically quick exit following the address, Winfield reports that Benedict “clearly enjoyed the occasion.” 

Read at Associated Press