Pope Francis lunched with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII today in an historic meeting between the new pope and his predecessor.
So, we're all shocked at the resignation of the Pope, but what happens next?
Pope Benedict XVI has made the announcement that he will resign as the head of the Roman Catholic Church due to his "advanced age."
Pope Francis flew to Gandolfo Castle, his predecessor's home south of Rome, for today's historic private lunch with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII.
The pair warmly embraced each other and shared a few quiet words before heading inside to pray together and dine.
Pope Francis is due to have lunch with his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVII, in an event that is believed to be the first ever meeting between a Pope and a former Pope.
Pope Francis will meet with Benedict for a private lunch at his castle residence south of Rome. The new head of the church is usually only elected once the predecessor has passed away, making this a first in the Catholic church.
Pope Francis has telephones his predecessor, Emeritus Pope Benedict, and will visit him soon, according to Vatican sources.
The door has closed on Benedict XVI's time as Pope, as, for the first time in six centuries, the pontiff stepped down.
The now Pope Emeritus delivered his final papal message from the balcony of his temporary home in Castel Gandolfo which was, "Thank you all. Goodnight".
The Twitter updates written by Benedict XVI on the Pontifex account have been deleted.
The Twitter account is now titled "Sede Vacante", the Latin phrase for "the seat being vacant".
The Swiss Guards standing watch outside the papal palace in Castel Gandolfo have closed its doors and marched off, marking the end of Benedict XVI's time as Pope:
Today marked the final day of Benedict XVI as Pope.
Crowds cheered as he gave a final farewell from the balcony of the papal palace in the Italian town of Castel Gandolfo.
Later, he tweeted that he is "now a simple pilgrim, on his final pilgrimage".
Benedict XVI has now ceased his reign as Pope.
The Swiss Guards who stand watch at the pontiff's residence have marched off in a sign the papacy is now vacant.