12 February 2013, 16:45

Pope Benedict’s last general audition set for Feb.27

Pope Benedict’s last general audition set for Feb.27

Pope Benedict XVI’s last general audition will take place in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, has announced.

On Monday, the 85-year-old pontiff addressed an ordinary consistory in Vatican City saying he decided to resign his tenure due to frail health and old age.

The Pope confessed he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Catholic Church. He will officially step down at 8pm, on February 28.

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff to resign the Holy See in some 600 years.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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