Pope Benedict XVI To Resign

Pope Benedict will be stepping down on February 28th. According to Yahoo news, the 85yr old pope said he lacked the strength to fulfill his duties. He will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.

The announcement sets the stage for a conclave in March to elect a new leader for world’s 1 billion Catholics. It was also gathered that Pope Benedict announced the bombshell in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, surprising even his closest collaborators, even though Benedict had made clear in the past he would step down if he became too old or infirm to do the job. He said there was no outside pressure but called his choice “a decision of great importance for the life of the church.

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