Stepping down

Pope Benedict XVI attends a consistory at the Vatican. Pope Benedict said today he will resign on Feb 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step.
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( L'Osservatore Romano, Reuters / February 11, 2013 )

Pope Benedict XVI attends a consistory at the Vatican. Pope Benedict said today he will resign on Feb 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step.

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