As a remarkably stunning announcement, Pope Benedict XVI announced today, that effective February 28th, he will resign as Supreme Pontiff of the Holy Church. He cited his age and deteriorating health as the purpose for his resignation from the Papal office. We must implore the Holy Spirit to again pour forth upon the Church and upon the Cardinal's who will gather to elect his Successor. This momentous reality will shape Lent 2013 as we as a Church beg the grace of God to continue to show his love and mercy to the world through the next Pope. Click here for a link to his full statement.