Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated his last scheduled public Mass following his resignation.
The service was for Ash Wednesday and was held in St Peter's Basilica.
Looking tired, the 85-year-old pontiff anointed the foreheads of the faithful with ashes in a service attended by cardinals, bishops, monks, friars and pilgrims.
Wearing purple vestments, he referred to his resignation in his homily, asking for the prayers of the faithful.
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