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Pope photo 021713

Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges the applause at the end of the Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday. Pope Benedict XVI told thousands of faithful Wednesday that he was resigning for "the good of the church," an extraordinary scene of a pope explaining himself to his flock that unfolded in his first appearance since the announcement.

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