KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Pope Benedict XVI To Resign



Bookmark and Share

On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI, who is 85, announced his resignation.

This is the first time a Pope has stepped down in 600 years and the Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls was shocked to hear the news.

"What, is this a joke," said Bishop Paul Swain.

Bishop Paul Swain of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, said the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, is bittersweet.

"Our father is retiring, we're happy for him," said Swain.

Yet he said sadness has started to settle in.

Bishop Swain said, after working for his spiritual father for more than six years, he wouldn’t be anymore.

During a meeting of Vatican cardinals, the Pope said his decision to resign follows limited strength to continue on his duties, due to advanced age.

"You also wonder a bit what's bringing it on, whether there's something more in terms of health we don't know. He's a private man," said Swain.

Bishop Swain said the Pope would be remembered for many things such as rising up sacred art, music and worship, which has influenced The Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Sioux Falls.

Swain said the Pope's successor would have a legacy to carry on.

"Next month, we'll have a new spiritual father, and begin a new to build on the beautiful legacy and the special presence of Pope Benedict XVI," said Swain.

Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation goes into effect on February 28th.

A new Pope will be elected before the end of March.
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Updates In Sisseton Shooting Investigation  story with video

People in Sisseton are finally getting some answers after the November 22 shooting that ...

SD Democrats Looking For New Executive Director

The South Dakota Democratic Party is looking for a new executive director.     Zach ...

Free Toys Available To Parents In Sioux Falls

Feeding South Dakota isn't just handing out food this Christmas season they ...

Luverne Schools Fight The Flu  story with video  Dec. 19

Cuban Cigars Could Make Their Way To Local Shops  story with video  Dec. 19

AG: Sisseton Killings Result Of Dom. Violence  Dec. 19

Obama: Keystone Offers Little Benefit To Consumers  Dec. 19

Ice Rinks Closed In SF  Dec. 19

SF Teen Faces Kidnapping, Assault Charges   Dec. 19

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked To 2 MN Deaths  Dec. 19

NorthWestern Energy Seeking To Raise Rates In 2015  Dec. 19

Gas Prices Fall Below $2 Per Gallon In SF  Dec. 19

Hackers Gloat Over 'The Interview' Cancellation In New Email  Dec. 19

Minnesota Firm Buys Second Storm Lake Wind Farm  Dec. 19

KSMI Students Stop By KDLT News Today  story with video  Dec. 19

O'Gorman Students Help Moms In Need  Dec. 19

Bob Seger Bringing Tour To Sioux Falls  Dec. 19

Pierre Woman Facing 8 Charges After Crash  Dec. 19

SD Supreme Court Backs Lower Court In Abuse Case  Dec. 19

Rapid City Man Found Dead Under Bridge  Dec. 19

SF Police Probe Motel Robbery  Dec. 19

Sioux Falls Stampede Honor Longtime Fan  story with video  Dec. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Sioux Falls Stampede Honor Longtime Fan  story with video

Over the years, Max Honke has collected a drawer full of ...

Massage Therapist Reacts To Prostitution Arrest  story with video

It was a little over a week ago that an employee at ...

SFPD Looking For Casino Robbery Suspects

Sioux Falls Police have released pictures of two ...

Teen Allegedly Holds Girlfriend Against Her Will  Dec. 18

Vigil Held To Remember Dalton Williams  story with video  Dec. 18

SDN To Buy Sioux Valley Wireless  Dec. 18

Grain Elevator Collapses In Egan  Dec. 18

O'Gorman Students Help Moms In Need  Dec. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Confident Coyotes Set Scoring Record  story with video

VERMILLION, S. D. --  Amy Williams South Dakota Coyotes probably expected a ...

O'Gorman Girls Roll Past Riders  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, S. D. --  The top-ranked O'Gorman girl's basketball team handled a shorthanded ...

Lincoln Staves Off O'Gorman, Dells Dumps Tea  story with video

The top-ranked Lincoln Patriot boy's basketball team won a ...

USD Women set school record for points  story with video  Dec. 18

Balanced attack leads SDSU over Arkansas/Little Rock  story with video  Dec. 18

Marshall, Jacks win in OT  Dec. 18

Bos hits game-winner for Coyotes  story with video  Dec. 18

Weber enjoying first job as a head coach  Dec. 18

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top