- Pope Benedict XVI announced he is to resign on the evening of 28 February
- Pope Benedict said he "had to recognise my incapacity to adequately fulfil the ministry entrusted to me"
- Vatican says it expects a new Pope to be elected before the end of March, ahead of Easter
- Benedict XVI was one of the oldest new popes in history when he was elected in 2005. He is 85
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Last updated 12 February 2013Share
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