Pope Benedict XVI is Resigning

By: Associated Press and NBC News Email
By: Associated Press and NBC News Email

VATICAN CITY (AP / NBC) - The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 28.

Monday's announcement was a surprise.

The Pope made a statement in Latin during a small canonization event saying he doesn't have the strength anymore.

Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger is 85-yeasr-old and became the 265th Pope in April 2005 after the death Pope John Paul the Second.

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