The palace doors in Castel Gandolfo have just swung open and two Swiss Guards have appeared standing at attention. Police say the town square holds 4,000 people but it's now overflowing and many are filling the surrounding streets.
The Pope's helicopter arrived moments ago Castel Gandolfo where he will spend the rest of his life. Earlier, he greeted his staff at the Vatican for the last time and headed in a motorcade for the helicopter ride that brought him to his new home.
A few thousand people showed up in the main square in front of the Vatican to bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI.