February 11, 2013. (Romereports.com)
By the time his resignation goes into effect on February 28, Benedict
XVI will have spent 2873 days at the helm of the Catholic Church.
He was elected Pope on April 19, 2005. That comes out to seven years, 10 months and 10 days.
The length of his pontificate falls somewhere in the middle among past Popes. The record for longest serving Pope was Pius IX, with 31 years, 7 months and 23 days (1846-1878). The shortest serving Pope was Urban VII who served for just 13 days (1590).