Benedict says not returning to 'private life'
Outgoing pope will serve via prayer27 February, 12:04
"I'm not returning to private life," Benedict told a crowd that the Vatican said numbered 150,000.
"I won't have a life of travels, meetings, receptions, conferences etc. I remain, so to speak, in the service of prayer".
He added that once elected, a pope "has no privacy" and he "belongs always and totally to everyone and the whole Church".