Pope, in final message, says he's a simple pilgrim
CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) -- Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope on Thursday, telling tearful well-wishers that he is beginning the final stage of his life as "simply a pilgrim," hours before he becomes the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
By NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO
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