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 ...
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
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 ...
5 days ago ... (CNN) Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn, who
remained on the job for years after becoming the highest-ranking ...
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 ...
Nov 29, 2014 ... Pope Francis shocked the Catholic world today announcing that he plans on
stepping down from his position. Papal Resignation is extremely ...