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Popes Who Resigned

By February 13, 2013

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Pope Benedict XVI has announced his intention to resign, a move that has stunned Catholics the world over. It is indeed an unusual move; the last time a pope stepped down was in the Middle Ages, and only a handful of popes have ever relinquished their position. And not all of them did so willingly.

Find out more about the popes who abdicated in your Guide's feature, Popes Who Resigned


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