VATICAN – The Pope is about to resign. Benedict XVI will stop his duty as Pope as of the 28th of Februari. This is reported by the Italian media. Here is a photoseries about the Pope
Pope Benedict XVI jubilates before celebrating the mass in the Amadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde on March 19, 2009, the third day of his 6-day visit to Africa. Pope Benedict XVI held the first giant mass of his Africa tour, expressing solidarity with the continent’s refugees and poor while steering clear of the international furore caused by his opposition to condoms. ( Foto: CHRISTOPHE SIMON)
Pope Benedict XVI arriving to pray in front of the nativity crib in Saint Peter’s Square after celebrating the Vespers and Te Deum prayers in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries.
Foto: ANDREAS SOLARO
The Pope during his speech at Good Friday
The Pope giving his Holy Smoke
Pope Benedict XVI delivers his blessing during a Vespers Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Pope Benedict XVI greets members of a band as he arrives for his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican in this Nov. 4, 2009, file photo. More than 2.2 million pilgrims and visitors came to see the pope at the Vatican or the papal villa at Castel Gandolfo in 2009. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) (Jan. 5, 2010)
The Pope reading from an iPad
He is your father!
The Pope during service
The Pope greeting the people at the vatican
Foto: Catholic Church England and Wales