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Pope resigns

Vatican Pope Vespers

Pope Announces His Resignation, Effective Feb. 28

Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/11/2013

Vatican Pope Vespers

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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