After Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans for resignation, many are wondering who will take his place. (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)
After Pope Benedict XVI announced his plans for resignation, many are wondering who will take his place.
(ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI Has Resigned, Now What?

February 11, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
There’s a lot we don’t know about the next pope. Here are two things we do know.
 

After only eight years on the papal throne, Pope Benedict xvi resigned his post as the head of the Catholic Church earlier today.

The resignation, the first by a pope in nearly 600 years, caught the world by surprise and set off a frenzied international debate about why exactly the pope resigned, why the Vatican and even Benedict’s closest aides were left in the dark about the impending resignation, and who the next pope will be.

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