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Benedict denies he was pressured to resign

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 17:26

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.

Pope Benedict XVI vows ‘obedience’ to his successor, flies to papal retreat

Last Updated: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 10:11

After eight years of papacy at Vatican replete with both joyous and difficult moments, Pope Benedict XVI is to resign on Thursday.