Today's Free Giveaway
40 FREE copies of The Mystery of the Shemitah DVD with Jonathan Cahn
Enter to Win
Today's Free Giveaway
40 FREE copies of The Mystery of the Shemitah DVD with Jonathan Cahn
Enter to Win

Vatican: New Pope Will Likely Be Elected by End of March

Join us on our new podcast each weekday for an interesting story, well told, from Charisma News. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.


A new pope will probably be elected by the end of March, a Vatican spokesman said on Monday, after Pope Benedict left his aides "incredulous" with his announcement that he would resign because he was too weak to fulfill the duties of his office.

Benedict said he would step down on Feb. 28 and would not take part in the conclave to elect a new pope, Father Federico Lombardi told reporters at the Vatican.
 
After resigning, the former pope will move to a summer residence near Rome. After that, he will live in a former monastery within Vatican territory, Lombardi said.
 

 
Reporting by Philip Pullella and James Mackenzie, writing by Steve Scherer; editing by Barry Moody.
 
© 2013 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved.

 

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, you can get 40 issues of Charisma magazine for only $40!

The Charisma Podcast Network is now live. Subscribe now for free!

Your Turn

Comment Guidelines
View/Add Comments
Use Desktop Layout
Charisma News - Informing believers with news from a Spirit-filled perspective