“A FIRST: the Pope flies off to retire in a helicopter!” announces the German tabloid following the last day of Benedict XVI’s pontificate.
The man who is now known as the "emeritus pope" left the Vatican for a provisional stay at the Castel Gandolfo residence, close to Rome.
“Will we see him again?” wonders the daily, whose Vatican correspondent pays homage to Joseph Ratzinger: “With time, I realised that no man on earth wielded power with more humility.“
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