Live on BBC - Pope to Resign February 28
Few details at the moment.
"The reasons behind the head of the Catholic Church's surprise resignation have yet to emerge.
"Resignations from the papacy are not unknown, but this is the first in the modern era, which has been marked by pontiffs dying while in office.
"At 78, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was one of the oldest new popes in history when elected.
"He took the helm as one of the fiercest storms the Catholic Church has faced in decades - the scandal of child sex abuse by priests - was breaking."...