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Vatican 'Surprised' By Pope's Resignation Announcement

Posted: February 11, 2013

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Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfill the duties of his office. For more details, Renee Montagne speaks with journalist Josephine McKenna in Rome.

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