Pope announces resignation

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Pope Benedict XVI Announces His Surprise Resignation

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign Feb. 28 – the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

02/11/2013

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