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    Posted on February 11, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    Updated Monday, Feb 11 at 1:34 PM

    Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on — the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years. The decision sets the stage for a conclave to elect a new pope before the end of March.

    By Associated Press
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