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On the eve of a historic day of final farewell.
Pope Benedict the sixteenth holding his last weekly public audience.
The crowd estimated at a 150000.
People -- Saint Peter's Square it as Benedict spoke in public for the last time as Pope.
He reflected on eight years as pontiff remembering times of what he called joy and light.
-- difficulties when he said it seemed like the lord was sleeping.
Tomorrow he becomes the first Pope since 1415.
-- -- -- fifteen cardinals will elect the next pontiff the archbishop of New York Timothy cardinal Dolan left yesterday to attend the papal conclave in Rome.
-- correspondent Jonathan Hunt live at Saint Patrick's Cathedral here in New York City Jonathan this CB a bittersweet day for the Pope.
It certainly did shed T talked about both the joy -- and the burdens of being -- He sounded relieved at times that he is now stepping down he also seemed almost enjoy yet kind of victory lap in the so called.
Pope mobile saying their final farewell to some of those who had gathered to see him.
-- herb Pope who's been known more for his professorial speech is.
Today's was much more personal lesson.
-- is deeply care for the president and the standing support and prayers.
Of so many a few.
I'll tell me you know Rome because those are also around.
Physician I have made up to much -- is his home to offices into us and -- -- room.
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And both the joy he's.
And burdens that the Pope talked about will and let him tomorrow at 8 PM Rome time -- Before one more public appearance right Jonathan.
Yet tomorrow he will fly by helicopter from the Vatican to Castel Gandolfo.
That is the pope's official residence -- we expect him.
To make one final appearance from the balcony all of that residence a large crowd expected to turn -- to see him.
Prior to leaving the Vatican know he will meet with the cardinals who already -- Then following that on Monday the college of cardinals will meet and they will set a date.
For the conclave of cardinals that -- -- of course is the one that will decide the next Pope.
Now -- island at predominantly.
Not surprisingly they take bets on gold basin right now the oddsmakers make of that gun then -- Milton -- And the Italian cardinal Scola the front runners -- Jonathan Hunt it's -- Patrick's cathedral.
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