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Pope Resigns

Pontiff Says His Health Too Frail

February 11, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on - 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.

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