Why did Ratzinger resign?

Why did Ratzinger resign?

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00 CET, after having been announced on the morning of 11 February 2013 directly by himself. The Pope stated that the reason for his decision was his declining health due to old age.

What is the two popes based on?

Directed by Fernando Meirelles, The Two Popes is based on an original play of the same title by Anthony McCarten (The Darkest Hour, The Theory of Everything). A gripping two-hander showcasing the prowess of two great British actors, the movie takes the buddy movie to unfamiliar, spiritual heights.

What is it called when they elect a new pope?

Cardinals summoned to Rome. Popes are chosen by the College of Cardinals, the Church's most senior officials, who are appointed by the Pope and usually ordained bishops. They are summoned to a meeting at the Vatican which is followed by the Papal election – or Conclave.

Where is Ratzinger now?

The former pontiff, whose original name is Joseph Ratzinger, now lives in a small former monastery inside the Vatican. Benedict has largely stayed out of the public eye since standing down and being replaced by reformist Pope Francis.