Quote of the Day: Pope Benedict XVI

“Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.” – Pope Benedict XVI, in his last tweet from his @Pontifex account before leaving the Vatican and resigning on Thursday.

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Timeline: Final days of Benedict XVI’s papacy and the conclave to elect a new pope

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation will become official on Feb. 28, and the conclave of cardinals to elect a new pope will begin soon after. Here’s a timeline to browse significant events planned before Benedict’s resignation and what happens afterwards. We’ll update this timeline when the Vatican announces a date for the start of the conclave. […]