His Holiness Benedict XVI's resignation took effect on 28 February 2013 at 8pm (Rome time). Benedict XVI was the 265th pope - 264th Successor of St Peter. He served a near eight-year pontificate as Bishop of Rome from 19 April 2005 - 28 February 2013. In this section you will find a biography, some of Benedict XVI's key documents and teachings and links to the official website for the 2010 Papal Visit to the UK.
Pope Benedict XVI visited England and Scotland on a four-day Papal visit from 16-19 September 2010. The Holy Father flew firstly to Scotland where he was rec... Read more
In this section you will find a biography for Pope Benedict XVI from his early years growing up in Germany, his time as a university lecturer and the six dec... Read more