Pope's last address 'was emotional, touching moment'
27 February 2013 Last updated at 13:22 GMT
In his final address, Pope Benedict XVI has admitted he faced "choppy waters" during his eight years at the helm of the Roman Catholic Church, but says he was guided by God and felt his presence every day.
Thousands of pilgrims travelled from afar to see this moment in history.
The BBC's Katya Adler spoke to Bianca from Rome, Jaime from Peru and Sister Stella from Zambia who said it did not matter where the next Pope comes from, as it is a matter of faith, not politics.