BREAKING: Pope Benedict XVI says will resign on Feb 28: Vatican spokesman

AFP , Monday 11 Feb 2013

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries.

"The pope announced that he will leave his ministry at 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) on February 28," said the spokesman, Federico Lombardi.

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