Pope's first public appearance since resignation

Pope Benedict XVI arrives for his weekly general audience with the faithful.
Pop Benedict XVI is making his first public appearance since his resignation announcement. Credit: Reuters TV
The crowd cheered loudly as Pope Benedict XVI entered.
The crowd cheered loudly as Pope Benedict XVI entered the room. Credit: Reuters TV

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Pope thankful for 'prayers'

The Pope has made his first appearance at St Peter's Square window since his resignation announcement and thanked the faithful for their "prayers and support."