|Pope announces his decision to Resign|
The 85 -year-old Pope Benedict the XVI is the first pope to resign from the post in the past 600 years.
The Pontiff who was elected to the present post in 2005 after Blessed Former John Paul II left for his Heavenly crown, headed the Catholic Church for nearly eight years.
The Pope, by his swift announcement that he is retiring, surprised not only the Catholic Church, but also the whole world including his close aids who were clueless about this...!
The Vatican said that it will elect the next Pope before Easter 2013...!
May the Divine Master Who started His Church, grant another person to lead it in the present times of crisis....!