Vatican Pope

March 1, 2013 - 12:30 PM
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Friday, March 1, 2013, then Pope Benedict XVI, delivers his last blessing from the window of the pontiff's summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, after arriving from the Vatican, the last day of his pontificate, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Benedict XVI left the Catholic Church in unprecedented limbo Thursday as he became the first pope in 600 years to resign, capping a tearful day of farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)