The Vatican has confirmed that Pope Benedict will resign on February 28, according to Reuters.
The media agency also reported that in a statement Pope Benedict said his strength is no longer adequate to continue in office due to his advanced ages.
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Dull and damp for much of Wales as we start the day, with drier and brighter weather on the way this afternoon.
The heaviest of the rain will ease overnight. Remaining mild but breezy around coastal areas.
Every time you give blood, you save a life. And for 70 years, more than 10 million units of blood have been donated in Wales.