Updated: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 10:37 AM EST
Published : Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 10:37 AM EST
Anna Maria Togni and her friend walked two kilometers (one mile) from the outskirts of Castel Gandolfo to witness history today as Pope Benedict XVI retires. Licking a gelato of hazelnut and nougat, Togni said she "felt lucky."
"We have the pope right here at home," she said.
"We feel a tenderness toward him. I think they made him leave," she said of Benedict.
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