This is how NBC news is reporting this early Monday breaking story:
By Claudio Lavanga and Alastair Jamieson, NBC News
ROME — Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on February 28, the Vatican said Monday.
The Pope made a statement in Latin during a small canonization event saying he doesn’t have the strength anymore.
The conclave will now be forced to pick a new pope earlier than some thought..
There were rumors over the past year that this very event could occur. And now it is.
Benedict leaving the papacy…
Peter the Roman?
Is this the end??
Will the next Pope tweet?!
We will see just how true the prophecy of the Popes by St Malachi was very shortly..