VATICAN CITY Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:54pm EST
VATICAN CITY Feb 27 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict bid an emotional farewell at his or her last general audience upon Wednesday, acknowledging this "rough seas" that as well as his or her papacy "when it appeared that this Lord seemed to be sleeping".
Here usually are excerpts through his or her last correct seeing that pope to help more than 150,000 people today around St Peter's Square translated by means of Reuters from Italian:
"I sense I am having everyone together with me throughout prayer . gathering collectively each meeting, each trip, just about every pastoral visit. I accumulate every thing and also anyone throughout prayer to help entrust all of them towards the Lord, since we've got 100 % understanding of his will probably throughout every knowledge as well as spiritual knowledge, while this you can behave in a very manner worthy of your ex plus his / her love, to ensure every good work bears fruit."
"There ended up events involving joy and light, but additionally moments which were challenging . there was moments, as there have been throughout the story belonging to the Church, if your ocean ended up rough and the wind blew alongside us also it felt that this Lord seemed to be sleeping."
"I went on this while in the full expertise in its gravity along with rarity although which has a unique serenity regarding spirit".
"In all these last few months I experienced that my personal muscle have diminished, and I enquired God earnestly, in prayer, to help explain to myself for making the best decision, certainly not regarding my sake, but to the great in the Church. I took this task within the full perception of its gravity along with it has the newness, but having a deep calmness in the spirit. To appreciate the particular Church also implies finding the bravery for making difficult choices, debilitating choices, always adding this beneficial of the Church previous to your good."
"I am not really returning to help private life, a life associated with travel, meetings, receptions, confabs while on. I am not arriving affordable on the cross, although remaining from a new manner ahead of this crucified Lord. I lack the electricity to be able to rule your Church anymore, but within prayerful service, I remain, hence for you to speak, within the paddock involving St. Peter"
"I will probably always follow the trail on the Church by using prayer in addition to reflection . I inquire you to be able to remember me to God, and also especially for you to pray for that cardinals, called to this kind of weighty task, as well as for the new successor with the particular apostle Peter. May that Lord accompany the pup using mild as well as the drive with their spirit".
Text learn with English:
"The selection I possess made, after much prayer, will be the crops of your serene have confidence in throughout God's could and a deeply adore with Christ's Church. I will certainly continue to join the Church together with my prayers, plus I require you both to help pray for me in addition to for your new Pope. In union by using Mary in addition to many of the saints, enable us entrust themselves within initiative in addition to expect that will God, whom goes on to observe above our own lifestyles and also to manual the excursion with the Church and also society under the driveways and walkways involving history." (Reporting by Naomi O'Leary; Editing by Philip Pullella)