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  • Today's News: Our Take - Pope Benedict Resigns

  • Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign at the end of February, citing failing health. It will be the first time a pope has resigned since Gregory XII in the 15th century.
    "Strength of mind and body are necessary, ...
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