The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00 (8:
00 PM) CET (19:00/7:00 PM UTC). The resignation was first announced on the ...
A papal renunciation (Latin: renuntiatio) occurs when the reigning pope of the
Roman Catholic Church voluntarily steps down from his position. As the reign of ...
http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/21/us/catholic-bishop-sex-abu... - 3 hours ago
3 hours ago ... (CNN) Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, who
remained on the job for years after becoming the highest-ranking ...
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.
Aug 21, 2013 ... The former pope Benedict has claimed that his resignation in February was
prompted by God, who told him to do it during a "mystical ...
Nov 28, 2013 ... In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first Pope to resign in almost 600
years. Why did he do it?
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday said he plans on resigning the papal office on
February 28th. Below please find his announcement. Full text of Pope's
28, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican for the last time as pope, ending his
... Perspective: The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI caught the world by ...
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-accepts-resignation-us-... - 5 hours ago
5 hours ago ... VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S.
bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected priestly ...
Feb 15, 2013 ... The pope has had a lot of health problems, to be sure, but, at least according to
the official word, none of them are “relevant” to his resignation.