Pope at Angelus: Unusual days for me and the church

VATICAN CITY — In his first Angelus address since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI asked for prayers and mentioned how unusual a period it is for him and for the church, but he did not explicitly talk to pilgrims about his resignation.

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Citing ‘advanced age,’ Pope Benedict announces retirement on Feb. 28


VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Saying he no longer has the strength to exercise ministry over the universal church, Pope Benedict XVI announced Feb. 11 that he would be resigning at the end of the month after an eight-year pontificate.

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