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Pope Benedict XVI to resign, citing frailty

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/pope_benedict_xvi_to_resign_says_he_no_longer_has_strength_to_fulfill_minis

Pope Benedict surprised the world on Monday by saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with the demands of his ministry, becoming the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages and leaving his aides "incredulous".

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