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Published On: Mon, Feb 11th, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to resign at end of month: Vatican

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, according to Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. A reason for the resignation was not given, according to a CNN report.

The resignation, which will be effective at 1900 GMT on Feb. 28, means that a new pope should be in place by Easter, the Vatican spokesman said.

Benedict is the 265th pope.

Pope Benedict XVI Public domain image/CFM865 at the wikipedia project

Pope Benedict XVI
Public domain image/CFM865 at the wikipedia project

 

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