Pope Steps Back From Day-To-Day Role To “Do His Own Thing”

Today, we’ve learned that Pope Benedict XVI, sovereign of the Vatican and leader of the Catholic Church, will be stepping down from those roles.

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Today, we’ve learned that Pope Benedict XVI, sovereign of the Vatican and leader of the Catholic Church, will be stepping down from those roles.

Benedict, voted one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME,  did not give many details as to what he would be doing after the papacy.

Sources tell us that he has some “things in the works” and will share them in the coming weeks.

It is rumored that Benedict XVI, having spent eight years in the role of Pope since his election on April 19, 2005, was considering various Pope In Residence programs but eschewed them in order to “do his own thing.”

He is still listed as “Pope” on the Catholic Church’s Wikipedia page.

He told the press in a statement:

 “Thank you most sincerely for all the love and work with which you have supported me in my ministry…

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