Pope Benedict XVI

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People cross St Peter's square at the Vatican under heavy rain after... News PhotoBasilica,Day,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,International Landmark,Moving Past,Night,People,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,St. Peter's Square,State of the Vatican City,VaticanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPPeople cross St Peter's square at the Vatican under heavy rain after it was announced earlier in the day that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 announced he will resign on February 28, a Vatican spokesman told AFP, which will make him the first pope to do so in centuries. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO (Photo credit should read ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)