Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 - becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for the Roman Catholic Church.

Bishop Joseph Tyson of the Yakima Diocese was a guest on Monday's Mike Bastinelli Show. He talked about this historic event, what it will mean to the millions of Catholics around the world, and what it will mean to the Yakima Diocese.

Click this player to listen to the interview.

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