Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

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The Vatican announced moments ago that Pope Benedict XVI will step down on Feb. 28.

Pope Benedict XVI told the Cardinals of the Catholic Church he is resigning because of his advanced age.

The 85-year-old pope will turn 86 on April 16th.

He was elected pope in 2005.

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2 comments

  • rolanda

    how can we forgive the Pope if we can forgive a man that murder or sell drugs No! don't think so when a man or women take a child from there level of development it stop them from become the full being of who they are how dare anyone define the Pope when he has destroy a child when his quest is to save bless and love the people of the world ?

  • Shanna Carson

    Cardinal Marc Ouellet, formerly the archbishop of Quebec City, has the best odds of replacing Pope Benedict XVI, but he is an extremely conservative man who will definitely not want the Catholic church to change. He is expected to be a carbon copy Pope Benedict XVI.

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