Tags: pope | resigns | vatican

New Pope Will Probably be Elected by End of March

Monday, 11 Feb 2013 07:38 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A new pope will probably be elected by the end of March, a Vatican spokesman said on Monday, after Pope Benedict left his aides "incredulous" with his announcement that he would resign because he was too weak to fulfill the duties of his office.

Benedict said he would step down on Feb. 28 and would not take part in the conclave to elect a new pope, Father Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican.

After resigning, the former pope will move to a summer residence near Rome. After that, he will live in a former monastery within Vatican territory, Lombardi said.


© 2014 Thomson/Reuters. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

British Killer of Foley Part of ISIS Group Guarding Hostages

Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 07:17 AM

The killer of photojournalist James Foley is probably from London's East End, speaks with a "multicultural London Englis . . .

Kidnappers Threatened Foley After Ransom Demands Failed

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 22:36 PM

The chief executive officer of a Boston-based news organization says James Foley's kidnappers last week threatened to ki . . .

Holder Meets Ferguson Residents in Bid to Quell Days of Unrest

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 20:31 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved