Transcript for Pope Benedict to Resign, Vatican Says
This is NB BC news special report. Good morning I'm George Stephanopoulos in New York -- -- coming on the air right now because Pope Benedict the sixteenth is resigning on February 28 that was announced by the Vatican. Just moments ago. He'll resign after which when he -- the Pope saying himself. At a meeting for the edification -- in -- that he had been edification saying it's the -- the Pope has been. Pope since April 2005. Is actually best security in May of 2005 after the death of Pope John Paul the second. He is the first -- Who will be resigning in more than almost 500 years Pope Gregory the last Pope. To resign in 1415. The leader of the world's more than one billion Catholics. Will be stepping down on February 28 that announcement from the Vatican this morning we have much more ahead. On Good Morning America. This has been a special.
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