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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 assistant professor of theology at Fordham University, author of The Son of God in the Roman World, and on Twitter @MichaelPeppard.
Believe it or not:According to Catholic News Agency Interesting Facts about his Holy Father Benedict XVI written when the Pope visited the U.S. in 2008:Pope Benedict XVI has a pilot's license for the papal helicopter and likes to fly from the Vatican to the papal summer residence, Castel Gandolfo .http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/resources/benedict-xvi/did-you-know/in..., he figured he couldnt captain the barque of Peter but at least he could captain his own helicopter.
Who was the woman @ 00:19 ... the first female cardinal?
"Grazie e buona notte" is what he said, all right.
On Thursday, Feb 28th, - the last day of B16's reign, I bet there was not too much poping going on!!!
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