The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00 (8:
00 PM) CET (19:00 UTC). The resignation was first announced on the morning ...
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 ...
Nov 28, 2013 ... In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first Pope to resign in almost 600
years. Why did he do it?
Feb 13, 2015 ... It also loosed conspiracy theorists who believe Benedict was forced to resign. On
Wednesday, one of the former pope's top lieutenants ...
Jul 24, 2015 ... The Original Story: When the Jesuit Cardinal told Pope Benedict XVI he had to
Resign. As our contributor Francesca Romana comments on the ...
Retired Pope Benedict XVI says his decision to quit last year was his alone -- that
he wasn't pressured, ... God Didn't Really Tell Ex-Pope Benedict To Resign.
Mar 2, 2015 ... We recalled one of the most historic events on Saturday with the second
anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's official resignation -- the day he ...
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
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 ...
Sep 24, 2015 ... The Pope before Benedict, John Paul II, was a pretty awesome Pope but .... I
certainly don't recall any worldwide pressure for Benedict to resign ...