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The Vatican confirms Pope Benedict XVI resigning Feb. 28

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The Vatican has confirmed Pope Benedict XVI is resigning February 28th. The Pope is 85 years old, and says he lacks the strength to govern the Catholic Church. 

Today's announcement comes as a surprise, and his departure will leave the position open.  He will be the first head of the Catholic Church to resign in almost 600 years.

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