Italian news agency ANSA has reported that Pope Benedict XVl is going to resign his post on February 28th.
The BBC who are carrying the story live have the Popes full speech available and it has confirmed that the Holy Father is going to stand down. He delivered the news in Latin to a meeting of Vatican cardinals.
Pope Benedict said:
“….had to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me”
Benedict, the 265th Pope began his papacy on April 19 2005. A Papal conclave will now have to decide who the 266th Pope will be. He is the first person since 1415 to step down as leader of the Catholic Church.
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