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  • Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI occurred on 28 February 2013 at 20:00
    CET (19:00 UTC). The resignation was first announced on the morning of 11 ...

  • Papal resignation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    A papal resignation (Latin: renuntiatio) occurs when the reigning pope of the
    Roman Catholic Church voluntarily steps down from his position. As the reign of
    the ...

  • Ex-pope Benedict says God told him to resign during 'mystical ...


    Aug 21, 2013 ... The former pope Benedict has claimed that his resignation in February was
    prompted by God, who told him to do it during a "mystical ...

  • BBC News - Why did Pope Benedict XVI resign? - BBC.com


    Nov 27, 2013 ... In February 2013, Benedict XVI became the first Pope to resign in almost 600
    years. Why did he do it?

  • Pope Benedict XVI's resignation explained - CNN.com


    Feb 28, 2013 ... In an unexpected move, Pope Benedict XVI -- born Joseph Ratzinger -- has
    announced that he is to resign. Benedict was elected pope in 2005 ...

  • Pope Benedict rejects rumors on why he resigned as “simply absurd”


    Feb 26, 2014 ... VATICAN CITY (RNS) As the anniversary of his surprising resignation
    approaches, Pope Benedict XVI has rejected as “simply absurd” the ...

  • Pope Resigns - Huffington Post


    Apparently, Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI recently told this to a friend, according to
    the unnamed source, and as reported by the Catholic news agency, Zenit.

  • Pope Resignation - Huffington Post


    The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI may be a big story, but news networks still
    seem to be waiting for the arrival of a new pope to send their bigges.

  • Pope's resignation linked to gay conclave: report - NY Daily News


    Feb 22, 2013 ... Pope Benedict's stunning resignation is being linked to a bombshell report
    exposing a secret gay conclave at the Vatican being blackmailed ...

  • POPE FRANCIS RESIGNS! | Weekly World News


    Apr 4, 2014 ... It is only the second time in 600 years that a sitting Pope has resigned. Church
    leaders are in a panic. They just had a Cardinal conclave to ...