Pope Benedict to Resign Effective End of February
The world is waking up to shocking news this morning. Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign on February 28, 2013. It has been more than 700 years since a Pope has stepped down as a leader of the Catholic Church. In a statement released to CNN,
“Strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me,”
Benedict became the pope in 2005.