Pope to resign

Posted By: Associated Press · 2/11/2013 6:10:00 AM

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years.

The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.


The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning.


He said that because of his advanced age and diminishing strength, he didn't feel he could carry on the job.

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  1. Theo posted on 02/11/2013 04:53 PM
    I read elsewhere that a Quebec cardinal is in the running to be pope. I wonder if he's a separatist ...
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