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Pope Benedict’s Last Audience

February 27, 2013

As many of you are already aware, this morning the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI held his last Wednesday audience. The universities cancelled morning classes so that we could all attend this historic event. It was quite the emotional experience, so many emotions, so much difficulty to articulate such feelings.

At every audience the Pope delivers a principal message in Italian which lasts 20 minutes or so, followed by shorter summaries in different languages. Today, his main talk was incredible, an absolutely beautiful discourse on the Church mixed with his own personal experiences. I think I learned quite a bit of ecclesiology this morning in those 20 minutes as I heard those beautiful words surrounded by thousands of people from all over the world. For those wanting to read this words, eventually the main talk will be translated and posted on the Vatican Web site.

Here are some photos from this amazing day.

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