Pope to resign - nwherald

FILE - In this Wednesday Nov. 14, 2007 file photo, Pope Benedict XVI gives his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Benedict announced Monday Feb. 11, 2013 he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)