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  Adar 1, 5773 , 11/02/13

Pope Stepping Down

Pope Benedict XVI announced, Monday, that he is resigning, effective February 28th. The 85-year-old pontiff said he does not have the strength required for the job at his age. He is the first pope in six centuries to take this step.

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