Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Pope Benedict XVI waves at the end of a Vespri mass at the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside The Walls in Rome January 25, 2013.



The Pope is to resign at the end of this month in an entirely unexpected development, the Vatican has confirmed.

Pope Benedict XVI will step down Feb 28. due to age and diminishing strength. He is the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.

Alex Mihailovich and Brigitte Pellerin have the details.

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