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Pope Benedict XVI's life and legacy

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd gathered in St Mark's Square while crossing the square on an electric car on May 7, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd gathered in St Mark's Square while crossing the square on an electric car on May 7, 2011 in Venice, Italy. (Marco Secchi/Getty Images)

Pope Benedict XVI died this weekend. The 95-year-old pope emeritus shocked the world when he resigned in 2013.

Author and journalist John Allen talks about Benedict’s life and legacy with Here & Now‘s Scott Tong

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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