Pope Benedict XVI departed the United States on Sunday after his six-day tour calling out for "justice and peaceful coexistence" worldwide. According to a CNN.com article, the pope left John F. Kennedy airport in New York where Vice President Dick Cheney led the farewell ceremony.
"It was heart-warming to spend time with leaders and representatives of other Christian community and other religions," the pope said in the article.
The Papal tour of the United States included a Mass at Yankee Stadium and a visit to Ground Zero.
"Pope Benedict knelt in silent prayer, and rose to light a memorial candle, and blessed with holy water what he called the scene of incredible violence and pain," another article on the BBC said.
"The Pope then met 24 people with ties to the tragedy," the article said. "Exchanging a few words with each."
"Benedict's three-day visit to New York was the second leg of his six-day trip to the United States -- his first since he was elected to the papacy," the CNN article said.
The Papal visit to the United States has dominated the media over the last week. "It has been a joy for me to witness the faith and devotion of the Catholic community here," the pontiff said in the CNN article.