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CNBC's Mary Thompson reports a new Pope has been elected as white smoke is seen coming from the Sistine Chapel. CNBC's Larry Kudlow weighs in. (5:59)
With Pope Benedict XVI now officially in retirement, Catholic cardinals around the world begin on Friday the process of picking the next leader of the world's largest church.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew reports after eight years, Pope Benedict XVI boarded a helicopter and left the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI's retirement package – the first the Vatican has offered in almost 600 years – is a sweet deal by the average American senior's standards.
Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will resign. NBC News Vatican analyst George Weigel and Cathy Ruse, Family Research Council senior fellow, provide perspective.
Chester Gillis, Georgetown University professor, discusses the abdication of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28th.
CNBC's Claudia Pensotti reports on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the first Pope to resign in nearly 600 years.
Father Robert Sirico, Acton Institute, discusses the Pope's announced resignation at the end of the month and weighs in on likely candidates to replace the Pontiff.
According to a report circulating this morning, a Vatican spokesman said Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month. The Pope is stepping down due to health reasons, reports the "Squawk Box" news team.
The Italian Finance Minister Vittorio Grilli's thoughts on Pope Benedict's announcement today that he will abdicate his position. Grilli does not see the Pope stepping down as a step toward developing a succession plan in the Catholic church.