The show boss said he and Benedict
were at school together and his own mum saw a star in the making.
The report further revealed that actor Benedict
Cumberbatch broke the hearts of his female fans when he announced his engagement through (http://www.
announced his decision to resign on February 11, 2013 and formally stepped down on February 28, becoming the first pope in 600 years to do so.
We are grateful for your presence here among us,'' the newly minted Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, told Benedict
in his introductory remarks at the start of the service, drawing more applause.
According to the United Negro College Fund, Benedict
has been one of the fastest-growing colleges within its organization.
reportedly praised the charisma of his successor, Pope Francis, saying that the actions of Francesco demonstrate that the church is following God's will.
A Vatican spokesman said Benedict
offered his pledge of obedience to the new Pontiff.
Fans say Benedict
was a great "teaching pope" who also presided over a quiet cleansing of the church's Augean stables, promoting a financial glasnost, committing the church to reform in the fight against clerical sexual abuse, and challenging the careerist and self-aggrandizing culture in the Vatican--most notably, of course, by being willing to renounce the pinnacle of power himself.
travelled by car to the helipad on the top of the hill of the Vatican gardens and boarded a helicopter along with his secretary, Monsignor Georg Gaenswein, for the 15-minute trip to Castel Gandolfo.
A helicopter with Pope Benedict
XVI on board leaves the Vatican
In a final farewell to his cardinals as pope, Benedict
tried to dispel concerns about the unprecedented future awaiting the Catholic Church, with one reigning and one retired pope living side-by-side.
clearly enjoyed the crowds, taking a long victory lap around the square in an open-sided car and stopping to kiss and bless half a dozen children handed to him by his secretary.