Pope Benedict XVI says final public farewell
28 February 2013 Last updated at 17:19 GMT
Pope Benedict XVl has said a final public farewell before his pontificate ends.
The 85-year-old pontiff was flown by helicopter to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome.
He then appeared at a window overlooking the public square in Castel Gandolfo to bless a crowd.
He told them: "I am going to become a pilgrim about to start the last trip on his journey on this Earth".