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Pope resigns

Pope Benedict XVI announced he will resign on February 28 due to his failing health. He is the first pope in 600 years to do so. A new pope will be elected in March and be in place by Easter (March 31). The process of electing a pope is interesting and unique. Stay tuned.

(S-R archives photo: Pope Benedict XVI celebrates a mass for Latin America, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.)

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