News: World Benedict XVI's papacy ends, making him first pope to retire in 600 years. February 28, 2013 | Modified: February 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm Leave a comment CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Benedict XVI's papacy ends, making him first pope to retire in 600 years. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.