A New Pope On February 11, 2013, Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his imminent resignation. It was the first time someone had willingly stepped down from the throne of Saint Peter since 1294. Immediately, work began on choosing his replacement. Cardinal-electors from around the world flew to Rome to be part of the process that would select Christendom’s next pope. On March 12, they congregated at Saint Peter’s Basilica and cast their votes. A verdict wouldn’t be […]
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