Vatican sends message: Pope's retirement for real - Article Photos 8/9

A man stands in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, early Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 he will resign Feb. 28, becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)