Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 12:00 am
Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will step down from the papacy on Feb. 28.
It’s been nearly 600 years since the last time a pope resigned. That was on July 4, 1415, when Angelo Correr renounced his claim to the papacy as Pope Gregory XII. His reign was from 1406 to 1415.
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Monday, February 11, 2013 12:00 am.