15 March 2013, 15:04

Pope says Benedict's resignation was 'courageous' act

Pope says Benedict's resignation was 'courageous' act

Pope Francis on Friday hailed predecessor Benedict XVI's historic resignation as a "courageous and humble act" in a speech to cardinals in the Vatican.

Francis said Benedict, who stepped down last month, had "lit a flame in the depth of our hearts that will continue to burn".

Voice of Russia, AFP

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