02/12/2013 08:47 am ET Updated Apr 14, 2013

Pope Benedict's Resignation Cover Newspaper Front Pages (PHOTOS)

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation made the front pages of newspapers all over the world on Tuesday.

On Monday, he announced that he will resign on February 28 due to health concerns and old age. The news was nothing short of shocking, given that the last pope who resigned was Pope Gregory XII in 1415.

On Tuesday, newspapers from New York to Italy, and in between, splashed photos of the pope accompanied by huge headlines that described the move as "sudden," "unexpected" and "historic."

Below, see how newspapers covered the pope's resignation.

Newpaper Front Pages Cover Pope's Resignation