Pope Benedict XVI attends a consistory at the Vatican

 
Pope Benedict XVI attends a consistory at the Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI attends a consistory at the Vatican February 11, 2013, in this picture provided by Osservatore Romano. Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign on Feb 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano