Benedict XVI resignation: details of press briefing
by Vatican Radio | Source: www.news.va/en/news/
Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation from the
Petrine office on Monday morning, effective February 28th, 2013 at 8PM Rome Time. The Director of
the Press Office of the Holy See, Fr. Federico Lombardi, SJ, gave a briefing to journalists in the
Press Office of the Holy See at 12:30 PM Monday afternoon, during which he clarified the following
Pope Benedict XVI has given his resignation freely, in accordance with
Canon 332 §2 of the Code of Canon Law.
Pope Benedict XVI will not take part in
the Conclave for the election of his successor. Pope Benedict XVI will move to the Papal residence
in Castel Gandolfo when his resignation shall become effective.
work on the monastery of cloistered nuns inside the Vatican is complete, the Holy Father will move
there for a period of prayer and reflection.
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