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An emotional fairway you farewell rather earlier today for Pope Benedict the sixteenth in Vatican City.
How can 50000.
Filling Saint Peter's Square earlier today to hear.
His final address the leader of the world's more than one billion Catholics retires -- officially tomorrow the first -- to do so.
And some 600 years -- Kellogg's live the Vatican.
-- talk about how the crowd reacted to him today and he intern with the ground.
If they'll it was a beautiful day here in round -- on Saint Peter's Square there was a very blue sky.
And it was quite moving to watch Pope Benedict the sixteenth.
Make the rounds in his Pope mobile and looking slightly stooped inaccurately turned out however that.
The white hope coat over his normal investment because it was a bit -- This space I would say looked very trained well and and somewhat emotional and he smiled as he greeted the people out there.
People were out on Saint Peter's Square for different reasons some of the faithful wanted to thank him.
Even if they couldn't actually speak directly to and they felt that their presence with an act of thanks and some wanted to receive the final blessing others were just curious because of course.
This is this is a global event this is a historic event of Pope residing in this way.
I spoke to an American -- someone from Portland Oregon about Pope Benedict the sixteenth and here's bill what he had to say.
He's helped me.
There is scholarship and becoming a better friend who Jesus Christ.
With his books I've appreciated that I'm gonna miss him a lot I've enjoyed this more time my time with him -- world -- day.
And here Enron's.
His holiness I think it's helped me become a better -- And bill I I think I wasn't alone in the crowd wondering as I looked at.
The pontiff wondering exactly what was on his mind.
As this morning certainly -- idea what happens next now any what do we understand the procedures.
Campbell first of all.
This day because it may be the last time barring a few photo ops that we ever see Pope and it it.
The sixteenth he will be open marriages of course after he leaves office tomorrow but if he does go into seclusion as he has promised he will we be simply may not lay eyes on him again.
What happens next is the college of cardinals gets going officially only march 4 but there will be some free.
College meetings and then they will set a date for the conclave which is that process by which the cardinals selected new Pope.
That will probably be the eighth the tenth of march and then they will cast a few ballots every day.
Until a new Pope is elected we will see black smoke each time there's a failed ballot.
And then will we see the white smoke over the Vatican bill we will now.
-- there is a new -- Your way to thank you Amy Amy Kellogg live in Rome Italy -- Well now begins -- process of selecting Benedict replacement that will be the job of the college of cardinals of course.
All the cardinals were under the age of eighty have the right to vote for the next Pope and the conclave.
The average age of the electors is 72 years old right now there's a 117.
Cardinals who will take place we know the Pope Benedict was very busy in part.
Appointing new cardinals so he really did fill the ranks of those who will choose the next Pope.
And it will be a fascinating process to be golden the cardinal here from -- near city will be part of that process and we'll be watching.
We will carry so much history tune -- over here Pope Benedict the sixteenth was.
He was one of only seventeen churchmen to be elected bishop for -- -- between the ages of 71 and eighty there have been only three popes under the age of 25.
The last time that happened more than a thousand years ago.
And there's been three popes there have been three -- have the age of eighty.
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