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Pope To Resign Feb. 28; Says He's Too Infirm To Continue

February 11, 2013
By Nicole Winfield , The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on - 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.



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