Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges a cheering crowd of faithful and pilgrims during his second-last Angelus prayer from the window of his apartments at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, before he resigns on Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI blessed a cheering crowd that Rome's mayor said topped 100,000 Sunday in his first appearance from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square since the pontiff stunned the world by announcing he was resigning. So many people flocked to the event -- which doubled as a logistical trial run for the next pope's installation -- some couldn't squeeze in or out of the vast space. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges a cheering crowd of faithful and pilgrims during his second-last Angelus prayer from the window of his apartments at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, before he resigns on Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI blessed a cheering crowd that Rome's mayor said topped 100,000 Sunday in his first appearance from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square since the pontiff stunned the world by announcing he was resigning. So many people flocked to the event -- which doubled as a logistical trial run for the next pope's installation -- some couldn't squeeze in or out of the vast space. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges a cheering crowd of faithful and pilgrims during his second-last Angelus prayer from the window of his apartments at the Vatican, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, before he resigns on Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI blessed a cheering crowd that Rome's mayor said topped 100,000 Sunday in his first appearance from his window overlooking St. Peter's Square since the pontiff stunned the world by announcing he was resigning. So many people flocked to the event -- which doubled as a logistical trial run for the next pope's installation -- some couldn't squeeze in or out of the vast space. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
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