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Pope Benedict Gives Final Blessing; Conclave Not Politics as Usual

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Pope Benedict Gives Final Blessing; Conclave Not Politics as Usual More than 100,000 pilgrims came to St. Peter's Square today to attend Pope Benedict XVI's last Sunday prayer and blessing. The crowd interrupted the pope several times with applause, but Benedict was business as usual.This was the last time the world will see him in the window for his Sunday noon appointment with the faithful. This time next week he'll be gone from the Vatican. The campaign to choose the new pope will be in full swing.


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