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."
The bells of St. Peters rang out as Pope Benedict XVI left The Vatican by helicopter:
Thank you for your love and support. May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ at the centre of your lives.
Pope Benedict XVI has met with cardinals on his final day as pontiff before he officially abdicates.
The Pope pledged "unconditional reverence and obedience" to the next pontiff and has called on the Catholic Church to remain united.