Benedict's ascension

If I am hearing this correctly, the last words of Benedict's papacy were, "Thank you, and good night!"

And a longer version of the historic events here:

Michael Peppard is associate professor of theology at Fordham University and on the staff of its Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. He is the author of The World's Oldest Church and The Son of God in the Roman World, and on Twitter @MichaelPeppard. He is a contributing editor to Commonweal.

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