The Associated Press Published:

Pope Benedict XVI has just met with his cardinals in the Vatican this morning before heading off toward retirement later in the day.

He made brief remarks to them. More on what he said in just a bit.


"Pope Live" follows the events of the final day of Pope Benedict XVI's papacy as seen by journalists from The Associated Press around the world. It will be updated throughout the day with breaking news and other items of interest. Follow AP reporters on Twitter where available.

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