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  • Pope Benedict’s resignation announcement text

    February 11, 2013 | 3:45 am

    The following is the text of the speech that Pope Benedict delivered in Latin to members of a consistory, or church council, announcing his planned resignation on Monday. It was distributed by the Vatican in a statement:

    "Dear Brothers,

    I have convoked you to this Consistory,...

  • Pope Benedict XVI to resign, citing frailty

    February 11, 2013 | 3:17 am

    Pope Benedict shocked the world on Monday by saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with his ministry, in an announcement that left his aides "incredulous" and will make him the first pontiff to step down since the Middle Ages.

    The German-born Pope, 85,...