I think if the Pope died, I probably wouldn't write about it, but Pope Benedict XVI is the first Pope in 600 years to resign from office rather than die
. The Vatican announced he will be stepping down February 28th because he has just become to infirm to carry out the duties required. So, when he resigns does he go back to being called his real name or is he called Benedict XVI forever? The last Pope to resign was Pope Gregory XII way back in 1415. Hard to believe there had already been 11 other Pope Gregory's prior to 1415. Must have been a popular choice for name. I wonder if there will ever be a Pope Snoop.