How Benedict XVI's retirement affects UK Catholics
28 February 2013 Last updated at 16:58 GMT
As Pope Benedict XVI retired on Thursday, School Reporters from Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College in Altrincham, reported on how his departure will affect Catholics in the UK.
Kaitlyn, Jacob and Katherine interviewed Father Jonathan Brandon from Holy Angels Church in Altrincham and also asked local people for their views on the Pope's retirement.
Their report was broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester.