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.

https://twitter.com/ghomstad/status/306734534441984000

THE POPE!!! The last Wednesday service

The pope kissing babies as he does his last public appearance before he resigns tomorrow.. find out what the process is on #wsvn #news #todayinflorida #pope #Miami. Its all pope, all morning, until another Kardashian announces a pregnancy

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:

  • Yeah I Said It

    So long, blasphemer !

    • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

      Good riddance to Count Benedict – back to the crypt you go!

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        AA different day, same ole lines. Stale

      • J. Cox

        Hey everyone..look…a liberal bigot,the most common form of gutterscum in America today..his cousin racist liberal being the second.

    • Lady 12

      Real classy.

      • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

        I am OUTRAGED by comments from random people on Internetz!!

        • J. Cox

          Good you racist bigot..go back to playing with your legos…if that isn’t to complicated for you.

    • $23629333

      Could you be a little more specific? Are you referring to Geraldo Rivera, or Piers Morgan, or Madonna, or (fill in the blank)?

    • J. Cox

      Once again,the party of tolerance shows its true self…go back and boo God some more and then tell us how much the left is like Jesus.

  • GaryTheBrave

    The next Pope will be Petras Romanus. (Read the book SCARS for the reason.)

    • FranklinWasRight

      You know that that “prophecy” by St. Malachy was a forgery, right?

      • GaryTheBrave

        I was only referencing the book “SCARS that I recently read. It is a quick read and somewhat spooky in a Agenda 21 type of way, but it is a Christian drama. I recommend it.

        I have no idea about this prophecy you mention and am not interested enough to search for it.

        • FranklinWasRight

          Petrus Romanus is the cryptic name given to the last pope according to the fake prophecy that surfaced in the 16th century. Catholics generally denounce it, because they don’t put solid belief into the “prophesies” of saints, and because St. Malachy lived in the 13th century, and the document with this “prophecy” is a forgery.

          But other types of Christians often use these types of ocult or fringe conspriacy theories to make Catholics look bad. I’ve heard “Petras Romanus” mentioned several times by Protestants since the Pope resigned.

          I know you weren’t interested, thought someone else might be.

        • FranklinWasRight

          Petrus Romanus is the cryptic name given to the last pope according to the fake prophecy that surfaced in the 16th century. Catholics generally denounce it, because they don’t put solid belief into the “prophesies” of saints, and because St. Malachy lived in the 13th century, and the document with this “prophecy” is a forgery.

          But other types of Christians often use these types of ocult or fringe conspriacy theories to make Catholics look bad. I’ve heard “Petras Romanus” mentioned several times by Protestants since the Pope resigned.

          I know you weren’t interested, thought someone else might be.

  • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

    To the Pope bashers:
    “My You be in heaven an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead”
    – yeah don’t let my name fool you, 2nd generation Chicago south side Irish.

    • http://twitter.com/__abstraction__ An Abstraction

      Glad to see another fervent defender of an organization that pretty much models itself after NAMBLA.

      • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

        NAMBLA was looking for AA, something about busting a nut.

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

          Too freaking funny!!!

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

          Too freaking funny!!!

      • $23629333

        Could you, please, name a member of NAMBLA who does not vote Democrat?

      • J. Cox

        So Christianity models itself after NAMBLA?Because a ignorant hater of God like you says so?You are lost in so many ways.I am glad that facts are like poison to you libtards….now please,make some more racist,bigoted comments then delete them…not like we can’t figure out who it was fail troll.

  • $23629333

    The very same people who were rude about Pope John Paul II – as he deteriorated visibly in his final years – are now rude about Pope Benedict XVI stepping down. Personally, I hope – with the present Pope – we are seeing the end of the tradition of having Popes remain in place until they die.

  • Heather_A

    I’m not Catholic, but I hope Benedict continues to find peace, joy, and a friendly cat to feed in retirement.

    ~H