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Pope Benedict XVI to resign

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We're following breaking news this morning out of the Vatican.

Pope Benedict XVI is resigning at the end of the month.

CNN and the Associated Press are reporting that the Vatican has announced Pope Benedict will step down on February 28.

The Pope told Cardinals of the Catholic Church that he is stepping down because of advanced age. Benedict is 85 and will turn 86 on April 16. He was elected Pope in 2005.

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