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.