Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

Posted at 6:26 AM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 08:43:25-05

The Vatican announced moments ago that Pope Benedict XVI will step down on Feb. 28.

Pope Benedict XVI told the Cardinals of the Catholic Church he is resigning because of his advanced age.

The 85-year-old pope will turn 86 on April 16th.

He was elected pope in 2005.

We’ll be sure to update you as soon as we get more information.