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Pope Benedict XVI to resign February 28

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Via the AP: Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will 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. The 85-year-old pope announced his decision in Latin during a meeting of Vatican cardinals Monday morning. He said that because of his advanced age and diminishing strength, he didn't...