Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for last time

  • 28 February 2013
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Pope Benedict leaves the Vatican for the last time

Pope Benedict XVI has left the Vatican for the last time, before officially stepping down from the role on Thursday evening.

He was flown on a helicopter to a new home just outside Rome.

Pope Benedict is the first pope for almost 600 years to resign from the post.

He's leaving because he says he's no longer well enough to carry on.

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How will things change for the Pope?

The man who'll replace him as the leader of more than 1 billion Catholics will be chosen before Easter.