Pope Benedict XVI

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The dedication of Pope Benedict XVI is pictured in the golden book of... News PhotoBirthplace,Book,Germany,Horizontal,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Town,VisitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe dedication of Pope Benedict XVI is pictured in the golden book of his birthplace town the Bavarian village Marktl, southern Germany, on February 11, 2013, during his visit in 2006. The Pope 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/CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)