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."

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Pope thanks faithful 'for prayers and support'

Pope Benedict XVI has made his first appearance at St Peter's Square window since announcing his resignation.

Pope Bendict XVI has urged the faithful to pray for him and the next Pope. Credit: Reuters

At his penultimate Sunday address he thanked faithful "for the prayers and support you have shown to me in these days."

It was his first appearance at St Peter's Square window since the shock announcement. Credit: Reuters

Speaking in Spanish the pontiff added: "I beg you to continue praying for me and the next Pope."

The pontiff thanked people for their support. Credit: Reuters

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