Benedict XVI says ‘God told me’ to resign: report

Benedict XVI has said God told him to resign as pope and that his successor’s “charisma” reflected this divine inspiration, Catholic news agency Zenit has reported.

This handout photograph provided by Osservatore Romano shows Pope Benedict XVI during a mass in Santiago de Cuba on March 26, 2012. Benedict XVI has said God told him to resign as pope and that his successor’s “charisma” reflected this divine inspiration, Catholic news agency Zenit has reported.