Local News :

Home   >   News   >   Religion   >   201302
Pope Benedict Hints He Will Retire Into Seclusion
 
<< Prev  |  Next >>
 
14-Feb-2013  
Comments ( 0 )     Email    Print
       
 
 
 
 
 
Related Stories
 
The outgoing head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI, has hinted he will withdraw into seclusion after stepping down at the end of this month.

"Even if I am withdrawing into prayer, I will always be close to all of you... even if I remain hidden to the world," he told a meeting of Roman priests.

The pontiff, 85, shocked the world's biggest Christian Church on Monday when he announced his resignation.

He cited his advanced age as the reason for resigning.

The Pope appears to be planning a complete retreat from the public eye, the BBC's Alan Johnston reports from the Vatican.

However, he is expected to spend his retirement in a monastery at the Vatican and his relationship with his successor as pope is bound to be an endless source of speculation, our correspondent adds.

A new pope is expected to be elected by cardinals before Easter, which falls on 31 March this year.
 
 
 
Source: BBC
 
 

Comments ( 0 ): Post Your Comments >>

 
 
 
Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are those of the writers and do not reflect those of Peacefmonline.com. Peacefmonline.com accepts no responsibility legal or otherwise for their accuracy of content. Please report any inappropriate content to us, and we will evaluate it as a matter of priority.