Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation today at a St. Peter's Basilica mass in the Vatican.
The Pope's statement is in Latin.
Read the transcript of his statement here.
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?