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Pope Benedict holds last public Mass

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated his last scheduled public Mass following his resignation.

The service was for Ash Wednesday and was held in St Peter's Basilica.

Looking tired, the 85-year-old pontiff anointed the foreheads of the faithful with ashes in a service attended by cardinals, bishops, monks, friars and pilgrims.

Katya Adler reports.

  • 13 Feb 2013
  • From the section Europe