182 Photos - Feb 27, 2013
Photo: St. Peter's Square, the Pope Benedict XVI's last audience. Feb 27, 2013Photo: Preparing to board the elevator to go up to the top of the collonades.Photo: The famous journalists' elevator to get up to the top of the colonnadesPhoto: We arrived safe and sound. Here's John coming down from the elevator platform.Photo: Reporters line the collonades, peeking over the top of the walls for photos and filming.Photo: So much love for the Holy Father!Photo: Looking down into the crowd.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: John at work!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Broadcasters were set up on the roofs of all of the nearby buildings.Photo: Photo: Photo: The window of the Holy Father's apartment. His study is the one in the middle - it's from that window that he prays the Angelus every Sunday.Photo: Photo: The beautiful Mater Ecclesiae mosaic and a priest pops his head out of the window above to see the action.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: People came out on rooftops to see.Photo: Photo: Press areaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: People lovingly reaching out to the Holy Father as he passes.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Babies being passed to the Holy Father who blessed and kissed themPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: After the Holy Father passed you see people running to get a view of him from another angle.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: An American flag in the middle of the crowd.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is what the walkways behind the statues look like. You've got to pass carefully!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Journalists at work.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Downstairs security and health care providers are ready to offer care.Photo: Photo: A mobile postal unit is set up.Photo: American pride.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The crowds leaving the Square and moving down the Via della ConciliazionePhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Crowds heading into the busy city.Photo: Photo: Now the clean-up begins.Photo: Photo: About two hours after the audience.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Bavarian band performs in the Square after the audience is finished.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Viva il Papa!