VIDEO: Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

View a video of Pope Benedict XVI announcing his resignation at a meeting of his cardinals.

VIDEO: Pope Benedict XVI announces resignation

Pope Benedict XVI has announced he plans on resigning the papal office on February 28th, 2013. The Pope - the first pontiff to resign for almost 600 years - cited age and failing health as the primary reason behind his decision.

 

You can listen and watch the Pope announce his resignation at a meeting of cardinals (with translation provided) in the video below:

 

 

 

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