The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who will be remembered as the first pope to resign in 600 years, has died at the age of 95.
“It is with pain that we inform you that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI passed away today at 09:34 local time (08:34 GMT) in the Convent of the Church in the Vatican,” said Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni, in a statement. .
More information will be announced as soon as possible, according to Bruni.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 11, 2013 is the first of its kind since the resignation of Pope Gregor XII in 1415.
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Benedict explained at the time that he made this decision because he lacked the physical strength needed to run the Catholic Church effectively.
After his abdication of the papal throne, Benedict XVI was honored with the title of titular Bishop of Rome of the Latin Church, to continue to wear the white robe.