Pope Benedict XVI Calls It Quits

The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of February. The 85 year old pontiff said he can no longer keep up with his responsibilities. The announcement came as a surprise. Benedict is the first pope to resign in over 600 years.

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