Tens of thousands pack St. Peter’s Square for Pope Benedict XVI’s final general audience [photos]

Pope Benedict XVI sent what will be one of his last papal tweets shortly after holding his final general audience on Wednesday.

Tens of thousands of faithful visited St. Peter’s Square to hear the pope’s farewell address.

THE POPE!!! The last Wednesday service

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National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez tweeted her impressions of the pope’s final public address.

Update:

More images of the pope’s final general audience from Vatican Radio:

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