Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation February 11, 2013, effective at the end of the month. He is the first pope to resign in more than 600 years. In this time of transition for the Catholic Church, we pray for our Holy Father and for the Holy Spirit’s guidance and inspiration in the selection of the next pope.

About Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict XVI was elected on April 19, 2005, in a papal conclave.

Visit to the United States in 2008 (with FAQ about the pope)

Encyclicals and Other Writings (at Vatican Web site)

   

Activities

Meet a Pope

Help Wanted to Serve Others

Prayer for Vocations Posters

Vocational Brochures

 

Prayers

Child’s Prayer for Religious Leaders

Prayer for Vocations