Ed Miliband response to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

11 February 2013

Ed_LOUEd Miliband responds to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party, said:

"I'd like to pay tribute to Pope Benedict XVI.

"Many people will remember his historic visit to the UK in 2010 – which was a very special moment for many, especially Catholics, across the country.

"His decision to stand down is a brave one and we know he will not have reached it lightly.

"The choice of a successor is clearly an important one for the Catholic Church.

"Our thoughts are with those who must make such a critical decision on behalf of millions around the world."