The Most Reverend George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff released this statement:
I share the surprise of people all over the world at the news of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI from the Petrine Office. I am sure that many will recognise it to be a decision of great courage and humility, made with characteristic clarity of mind and action.
I ask people of faith both within the Catholic Church and outside it to keep Pope Benedict in their prayers. Although physical frailty has caused him to make this decision, his spiritual strength continues to witness to his faith and in the Lord Jesus whom he has served so faithfully throughout his life.
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Outbreaks of light rain or drizzle expected around the coast and hills.
Mike and Cynthia from Ystradgynlais flew out to the German city for a weekend away.
Fine and dry at first but becoming largely cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle.