Pope Benedict the XVI has celebrated his last scheduled public Mass following his resignation. The service for Ash Wednesday was held in St Peter's Basilica, in the Vatican.
Wearing purple vests to symbolise the beginning of the holy season of Lent, the Pope celebrated a mass packed full of cardinals, bishops, monks, nuns, friars, pilgrims and the public.
So, we're all shocked at the resignation of the Pope, but what happens next?
Pope Benedict XVI has made the announcement that he will resign as the head of the Roman Catholic Church due to his "advanced age."
Who will follow in Pope Benedict's footsteps? Is it time for an African pope?