February 11, 2013

THE TOCQUEVILLIAN:

Pope Benedict XVI to Resign (KEVIN DOLAK, Feb. 11, 2013, ABC News)

Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign Feb. 28, saying his role requires "both strength of mind and body."

The pope's decision makes him the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years. A conclave to elect a new pope will take place before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope announced the decision to resign in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals.

The Reformation rolls on...
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