RAW VIDEO: Pope Benedict XVI Addresses the Public

Updated: 02/28/2013 10:55 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday, Pope Benedict XVI will leave the palace for the last time as pontiff, head to the helipad at the top of the hill in the Vatican gardens and fly to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.

There, at 8 p.m. sharp, Benedict will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

Watch his final address to the public here.