Pope Benedict XVI resigns and leaves the pontificate. TamTam on social networks! [updated]


The notiza is still fresh, the same ANSA has just released, but already on social networks if they are talking about: Pope Benedict XVI will leave the pontificate. The details and the latest Tweet people!

According to news agency ANSA, the Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation in Latin during the consistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto. The announcement was confirmed by Vatican sources.

Benedict XVI said “I feel the weight dell'inicarico, is for the good of the Church”.

The Pope Benedict XVI leave the pontificate the 28 February 2013.

A few minutes from the news (hours 12.10 about) ANSA site that gave the news probably collapses to an excess of visits.

For now there are no other updates.. expect both to himself Twittarlo from his personal Twitter account @ Pontifex_it Twitter account?

This is the discourse of Pope Benedict XVI the cardinals:

“Dear Brothers – said the Pope, the cardinals – I called you this Consistory not only for the three canonization, but also to communicate a decision of great importance for the life of the Church. After repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I came to the knowledge that my strength, advanced age, are no longer fit to exercise properly the Petrine ministry”. “I am well aware – added – that this ministry, for its spiritual essence, must be made not only with the works and words, ma no less soffrendo and preaching. However, in today's world, subject to rapid change and agitated by issues of great importance for the life of faith, to steer the boat of St. Peter and proclaim the Gospel, you also need the vigor of both body, is the soul, force that, in recent months, in me has fallen in such a way as to acknowledge my inability to administer well the ministry entrusted to me”.
“Well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom, hereby give to the ministry of the Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the hands of the Cardinals 19 April 2005, so that, from 28 February 2013, at 20,00, the See of Rome, the seat of St. Peter, will be vacant and shall be convened, by those who have competence, the conclave for the election of the new Pope.”


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