Pope Benedict’s Final General Audience Draws 150,000

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“I’m moved.  When I see you, I see the Church is alive.”These were the words of Pope Benedict XVI this morning, as he spoke extemporaneously to the 150,000 pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his final General Audience.Pope Benedict seems a shy, private person, and being so constantly in the public eye must have been difficult for him.  When he was elected in 2005, he said, his heart asked, “Lord, why do you ask me this?  What do you ask of me?”  Being pope means not having any pr … [Read more...]