Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he’s too infirm

February 11, 2013 at 1:18 am in The Daily Republic

VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
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