Vatican readies for Pope's last audience

 
 
 
  • People walk in St. Peter's Square, a day before the Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major source of speculation ever since Be
  • Pilgrims carry a wooden cross in front of St. Peter's Basilica, a day before the Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican,Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major source
  • Workers climb down scaffolding set up for video screens in front of St. Peter's Basilica, ahead of Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have b
  • Engineers set up antennas in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, a day before Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience before resigning on Feb. 28. The 85-year-old Benedict is stepping down on Thursday evening, the first pope to do so in 600 years, after saying he no longer has the mental or physical strength to lead the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
  • A man looks at postcards of Pope Benedict XVI, just outside St. Peter's Square, a day before the Pope last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major sourc
  • Nuns walk in St Peter's Square, a day before Pope Benedict XVI's last general audience, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major source of speculation ever since Benedict stunned the world and ann
  • Tourists are reflected in a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI's in St. Peter's Square, a day before the Pope last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major so
  • Tourists are reflected in a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI's in St. Peter's Square, a day before the Pope last general audience, scheduled for Wednesday, at the Vatican, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope.The pope's title and what he would wear have been a major so
  • Indian Catholic women pray during a special mass for the health of Pope Benedict XVI at a church in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. The pope will hold his last general audience on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, and will continue to live at the Mater Ecclesiae in the Vatican as Joseph Ratzinger. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)