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Pope Attends The Day Of Reflection, Dialogue And Prayer In Assisi

ASSISI, PERUGIA - OCTOBER 27: Pope Benedict XVI travels to Assisi by train on October 27, 2011 in Assisi, Italy. The Pontiff made a pilgrimage to the home of Saint Francis in Assisi to attend the meeting 'Pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace'; a day of reflection, dialogue and prayer for peace and justice in the world. (Photo by L'Osservatore Romano/Vatican Pool via Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell

The Catholic Church awoke March 1 with no leader following the resignation of Benedict XVI, who pledged obedience to his successor and described himself as "simply a pilgrim" starting the final journey of his life.