Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on Feb 28

Pope Benedict XVI, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger who took office in 2005 following the death of his predecessor, said on Monday that he will resign on Feb. 28, the first pope to do so in six centuries.

via Pope Benedict XVI Says He Will Resign – NYTimes.com.

I am shocked, to say the least. I wake up to this news this morning!

This is going to make the selection of the next Pope a bit more interesting.

We pray for the Church during this time.

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