Pope Benedict XVI officially ended his papacy, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to step down!

CASTEL GANDOLFO, ITALY—Pope Benedict XVI ended his papacy, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to step down. From now on, he will be known as Benedict XVI, pope emeritus. The landmark resignation took effect at 8 pm on Thursday, three hours after the former pope had left Vatican City and flown to Castel Gandolfo, … Continue reading Pope Benedict XVI officially ended his papacy, becoming the first pontiff in 600 years to step down!