Feedback at 5:00: Pope Stepping Down - Northern Michigan's News Leader

Feedback at 5:00: Pope Stepping Down

Posted: Updated:

Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from his post.

The 85-year-old says he is not strong enough to do the job, and will step down on Feb. 28th.

In the coming weeks, more than 100 cardinals from around the world will gather at the Vatican to elect the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

They hope to choose a new Pope in time for a Holy Week at the end of March.

For tonight's "Feedback at 5:00" we asked if you were surprised by the decision.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
    Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
    Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
  • Woman Accused of Welfare Fraud in Wexford County

    Woman Accused of Welfare Fraud in Wexford County

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:44:49 GMT
    A Manton woman is accused of more than $96,000 in welfare fraud.
    A Manton woman is accused of more than $96,000 in welfare fraud.

  • Michigan Man Killed in Oregon Shooting

    Michigan Man Killed in Oregon Shooting

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:49:56 GMT
    Police say a Michigan man is dead after a gunman started shooting at an Oregon beach, then turned the weapon on himself. 
    Police say a Michigan man is dead after a gunman started shooting at an Oregon beach, then turned the weapon on himself.