Monday, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to resign on Feb. 28: reports

Pope Benedict XVI gestures as he leaves at the end of a consistory mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican November 25, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month, a Vatican spokesman said Monday, according to news reports.

The Vatican gave no immediate details for the decision by the 85-year-old pontiff to step down. 

France 24 reported that the spokesman said the pope would step down on Feb. 28.

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