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    Posted on February 24, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    Updated Monday, Feb 25 at 11:05 AM

    Pope Benedict XVI gave his pontificate’s final Sunday blessing from his studio window to the cheers of tens of thousands of people packing St. Peter’s Square, but sought to reassure the faithful that he wasn’t abandoning the church.

    By Frances D'Emilio