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Pope Benedict serves last day as Catholic leader

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VATICAN CITY - It is the dawn of a new day for the Catholic Church.

Pope Benedict XVI officially left the Vatican Thursday and no longer serves the church as pope.

Bells tolled throughout Vatican City as the pontiff traveled by car to a helipad at the top of the Vatican gardens.

There he boarded a helicopter that took him to his papal retreat south of Rome.

He will stay there until a residence is ready for him inside the Vatican.

The Catholic cardinals will begin a conclave to select the next pope Monday.