There was great excitement when Pope Benedict visited the Midlands in 2010 with thousands of people attending a special mass and lining the streets to catch a glimpse of the head of the Catholic church.
Today, Catholics gave us their reaction to the announcement.
Lee Comley reports.
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Cold with some icy stretches to start. There will be sunny intervals and further blustery, wintry showers.
Early wintry showers will clear to give a mostly dry day with some sunny spells.
Scattered wintry showers will continue overnight. Clear spells will allow a frost to develop by morning.