The Vatican Prepares For The Departure Of Pope Benedict XVI

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Studio lights used by television news crews on a temporary stand... News PhotoAudience,Crew,Horizontal,International Landmark,Italy,Looking Over,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Rome - Italy,Spirituality,St. Peter's Square,TemporaryPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 26: ROME, ITALY- FEBRUARY 26: Studio lights used by television news crews on a temporary stand overlooking Saint Peter's Square ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's last public audience on February 26, 2013 in Rome, Italy. 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)