Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation on Feb 28, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation on Feb 28, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

* Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from Papal throne due to declining health
* He was elected as Pope on 19 April 2005 After Pope John Paul II
* Pontiff says his age  means he lacks strength to do the duties and responsibilities
* First pope to resign in 600 years of Catholic Church History
* Vatican says Pope will resign from his duties on Feb 28, 2013
* Conclave for selection new Pope will be held of Mid of March
* New Pope is expected to be selected before Easter

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