The Independent

Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

Luis Badillo, Writer

February 21, 2013

  To the shock and surprise of the religious world, The Vatican made an announcement not heard in roughly 600 years: a Pope had decided to step down as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. On Monday Feb. 11th in an assembly with a number of Cardinals, Pope Benedict XVI told the world that effective Feb. 28, 2013,...

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