Pope Benedict XVI
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Benedict XVI delivers his message during a meeting of Vatican cardinals, at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 - the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.
Posted: Monday, February 11, 2013 9:59 am
Updated: 7:15 am, Tue Feb 12, 2013.
KEARNEY — Catholics in Kearney said they are shocked and stunned by today’s resignation announcement from Pope Benedict XVI.
“I’m just amazed. It seems like he is still on top of everything, on top of his game,” said Jim Dubas, who was having coffee with other Knights of Columbus members at Pane Bello and talking about Lenten fish fries and bingo fundraisers.
Monday, February 11, 2013 9:59 am.
Updated: 7:15 am.