Pope Makes Final Public Appearance, Speaks English: VIDEO


Pope Benedict gave a final address in St. Peter's Square today after resigning amid sexual abuse controversy and talk of gays in the Vatican.

Said the Pope: "I am also deeply grateful for the understanding, support and prayers of so many of you, not only here in Rome, but also throughout the world. The decision I have made, after much prayer, is the fruit of a serene trust in God's will and a deep love of Christ's Church. I will continue to accompany the Church with my prayers, and I ask each of you to pray for me and for the new Pope..."

He'll surely need it.