Masses gather for Pope Benedict XVI's farewell

<div class="meta "><span class="caption-text ">A view of the crowd in St. Peter&#39;s Square during Pope Benedict XVI&#39;s last general audience in St. Peter&#39;s Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Benedict XVI basked in an emotional sendoff Wednesday at his final general audience in St. Peter&#39;s Square, recalling moments of &#34;joy and light&#34; during his papacy but also times of great difficulty. He also thanked his flock for respecting his decision to retire.  (AP Photo&#47; Andrew Medichini)</span></div>
February 27, 2013 4:51:07 AM PST