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Pope Benedict XVI to resign Feb. 28, says he’s too infirm

February 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

VATICAN CITY Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil. Continue Reading