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Pope Benedict XVI resigns

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation Monday before a consistory of Cardinals. His speech was read in Latin. The full text in English is provided below the video. The full text of the speech was posted on the Vatican’s website. Dear Brothers, I have convoked you to this Consistory, not only …

Archbishop Dennis M. Schnurr had this reaction today to the resignation of the Holy Father: “In announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI has acted humbly and unselfishly for the good of the Church. That same spirit has characterized his entire life of service. “I will always remember Pope Benedict as …