Pope Benedict XVI has said he will step down as Pope on 28 February due to old age. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision during a meeting of Vatican cardinals on Monday.
The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of February. The 85 year old pontiff said he can no longer keep up with his responsibilities. (Feb. 11)
Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning on Feb. 28.