Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation

Vatican City, Feb 11, 2013 / 07:20 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals Feb. 11 that he no longer has the strength to carry out ministry and will resign on Feb. 28. “I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict XVI announces his retirement

Vatican City, Feb 11, 2013 / 04:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign from his duties as Pope on February 28th, 2013.The full text of the Pope's announcement follows. Please revist this page for more details. A press conference will be held in minutes at the Vatican press office.Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only for the three canonizations, but also to communicate to you a decision of great importance for the life … [Read more...]


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