Benedict XVI resigns from the papacy

Feb 13, 2013 | General Government

Rome. Pope Benedict XVI will renounce his pontificate on February 28th “for reasons of strength and advancing age”. It is the first renunciation of a Pope in six centuries. The announcement was made personally during a consistory in the morning of February 11th.

Benedict XVI is 85 years of age and eight as the Sucessor of Peter, since he was elected at the conclave of April 2005.

The Claretian Missionaries, steadfast helpers of the Shepherds in the ministry of the Word (CMF Constitutions, 6) and heirs of the spirit of St. Anthony Mary Claret, renew our ecclesial communion expressed in fidelity to the Roman Pontiff (CMF Directory, 263).

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