Pope announces he will be stepping down as of February 28
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en.romereports.com The Pope is unable to continue. He made the announcement today to the cardinals gathered in Rome. On February 28 at 8 pm Benedict XVI will no longer be Pope. That date will kick off the sede vacante, or vacant seat. According to canon law, within 20 days the cardinals must meet in conclave to elect the new Pope.