History Headlines February 11, 2013: Pope Benedict XVI to resign this month

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Pope Benedict XVI to resign this month

Source: CBS News, 2-11-13

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, center, leaves after attending a meeting of Vatican cardinals where he announced his resignation, at the Vatican, Feb. 11, 2013.

In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI, center, leaves after attending a meeting of Vatican cardinals where he announced his resignation, at the Vatican, Feb. 11, 2013. / AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign his position as the head of the Roman Catholic Church on February 28, shocking the Christian world and even many close to him.

Benedict, 85, announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning, explaining that because of his advanced age and diminishing strength, he didn’t feel he could carry on the job….READ MORE

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