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Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Announces He’ll Abdicate Papacy at Month’s End

Benedict's abdication comes a surprise to most, even within the Vatican

Of Popes and Electronic Good-byes

The sadness of losing our "Papa"

Why did Pope Benedict abdicate?

Those close to him have seen his health deteriorate recently

A Great Decision: The Abdication of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict will indeed be remembered as a pope who gave to the Church many precious fruits of his contemplation

Read the Pope’s Announcement of his Abdication

The announcement was made in Latin to a meeting of Cardinals

How can Benedict abdicate? Has this ever happened before?

Pope's usually serve until death, but there have been exceptions.

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