Pope Benedict, speaking before a crowd of thousands at his second last Sunday address, asked the faithful to pray for him and for
the next pope.
VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - FEBRUARY 17: Faithful attend Pope Benedict XVI Angelus Blessing at St. Peter's Square on February 17, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. The Pontiff will hold his last weekly public audience on February 27 at St Peter's Square after announcing his resignation last week. (Photo by Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)