His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has become His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and is in residence at Castel Gandolfo, while renovations are being completed on the monastery inside Vatican City, where he will reside. The See of Rome is vacant. When will the conclave begin? We await word from the College of Cardinals. More from Vatican Radio.
Read Carol Glatz's article from Catholic News Service, 'Pope says he's going from humble servant to simple pilgrim' here.