The Vatican Prepares For The Departure Of Pope Benedict XVI


Members of the Carabinieri walk past a scaffolding structure adjacent... News PhotoAudience,Built Structure,Carabinieri,Close To,Crew,Horizontal,International Landmark,People,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Scaffolding,Spirituality,St. Peter's Square,State of the Vatican City,Vatican,WalkingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesVATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 25: Members of the Carabinieri walk past a scaffolding structure adjacent to St Peter's Square, for the use of television news crews, ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's last public audience on February 25, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27, 2013 before he retires the following day. Pope Benedict XVI has been the leader of the Catholic Church for eight years and is the first Pope to retire since 1415. He cites ailing health as his reason for retirement and will spend the rest of his life in solitude away from public engagements. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)