Pope Benedict Gives His Last Angelus Prayer

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI

VATICAN CITY, Italy — Pope Benedict XVI gave his final Sunday blessing.

He addressed the crowd of thousands in St. Peter’s Square that he’ll be taking up a life of prayer.

Earlier this month, he announced his resignation which is to take place February 28, 2013.

Rumors around the reason for the resignation include the cover up of a gay conclave as well as financial improprieties within the Vatican.  The Vatican has denied these rumors.

Pope Benedict said he is stepping down due to weakness caused by aging.

Filed in: News

Suggest a correction

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,009 other followers