A family from south London, who followed Pope Benedict XVI around the country during his visit to the UK, have reflected on his decision to resign today.
John Green, fundraising director of Catholic organisation Apostleship of the Sea, said that the 85-year-old Pope looked "tired", when he met him in November last year.
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."
Who will follow in Pope Benedict's footsteps? Is it time for an African pope?