God surprised the Christian world today by saying he was 'packing it all in'. In a statement issued today he said he was "not prepared for the media intrusion that being the creator and runner of a universe entails". He added that it in no way affected the doctrine of the Church, and that his son, Jesus Christ will be taking over.
It is suspected that recent photographs of Him in a bikini whilst on holiday is one of the main causes. He ended his statement by confirming that he will be staying in Heaven, but will step out of the limelight, most likely being an angel.
The tributes to the Father flooded in, The Pope said that God will be 'sadly missed, He was important to us all', the Archbishop of Canterbury refused to comment, saying only 'I refuse to comment'.
God's long time rival, Lucifer giggled and shouted, "The time of darkness is here" but refuted claims he is to exploit the inexperience of the new leader of the human race.