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Now a 'simple pilgrim,' Benedict resigns papacy

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CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut Thursday at this palace in the Italian hills, marking an end to Benedict XVI's papacy and the start of his final journey as a "simple pilgrim." Capping a day of tearful farewells that included an extraordinary pledge of obedience to his successor, Benedict entered history as the...