Pope Resigns

  • Benedict to become 'pope emeritus' after resignation February 27, 2013

    Vatican City: Two pontiffs, both wearing white, both called "pope" and living a few yards from one another, with the same key aide serving them. The Vatican's announcement on Tuesday that Pope Benedict XVI will be known as "emeritus pope" in his retirement, be called "Your Holiness" and continue to wear...
  • Speculations rife over successor of Pope Benedict XVI February 12, 2013

    A day after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, speculations are rife over who will take over. Some of his followers have expressed concern about the future of the church, his potential successor and the sex abuse crisis which haunts the catholic church. ...
  • Pope's sudden resignation sends shockwaves through Church February 12, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Church through a period of major crisis. Church...
  • Pope Benedict XVI to resign on February 28: Vatican February 11, 2013

    In an unexpected move, Vatican on Monday announced that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28. In an official communique, the Pope has cited "advanced age" as a reason for stepping down. ...
  • Pope Benedict XVI to resign on February 28: Vatican February 11, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict XVI announced on Monday that he would resign on February 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the...