The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00
CET (19:00 UTC). The resignation was first announced on the morning of 11 ...
A papal resignation (Latin: renuntiatio) occurs when the reigning pope of the
Roman Catholic Church voluntarily steps down from his position. As the reign of
Aug 21, 2013 ... Pope Francis's predecessor breaks silence to contradict explanation he gave to
... The former pope Benedict has claimed that his resignation in ...
Feb 28, 2013 ... In an unexpected move, Pope Benedict XVI -- born Joseph Ratzinger -- has
announced that he is to resign. Benedict was elected pope in 2005 ...
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The personal secretary of former Pope Benedict XVI
denied that the pontiff resigned as a consequence of a “mystical experience”.
Apparently, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI recently told this to a friend, according to
the unnamed source, and as reported by the Catholic news agency, Zenit.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI may be a big story, but news networks still
seem to be waiting for the arrival of a new pope to send their bigges.
Nov 27, 2013 ... In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first Pope to resign in almost 600
years. Why did he do it?
Feb 26, 2014 ... VATICAN CITY (RNS) As the anniversary of his surprising resignation
approaches, Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the ...
Feb 26, 2013 ... Hey Catholics if the Pope can resign so can you. .... It really does seem unlikely
that a pope who publicly resigned could retain the papacy.