Pope Bids Farewell to Huge Crowds

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(Vatican City) - Pope Benedict XVI has held the last audience of his pontificate in St Peter's Square on the eve of his historic resignation as leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. Tens of thousands of pilgrims carrying banners saying…

Pope Says Will Resign on Feb 28

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Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign on February 28 because his age prevented him from carrying out his duties, an unprecedented move in the modern history of the Catholic Church. “After having repeatedly examined my conscience…