FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo Pope Benedict XVI, right, welcomes Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. Benedict announced Monday Feb. 11, 2013 he would

 

              FILE - In this  Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo Pope Benedict XVI, right, welcomes Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. Benedict announced Monday Feb. 11, 2013 he would
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 file photo Pope Benedict XVI, right, welcomes Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas at the Vatican. Benedict announced Monday Feb. 11, 2013 he would resign Feb. 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. (AP Photo/Claudio Peri, Pool, File)