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    Monday, February 11 2013 7:27 AM EST2013-02-11 12:27:09 GMT
    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
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Pope Benedict XVI has resigned after seven years. The pope's announcement Monday morning came as a surprise to many in the Catholic community.

At Sisters of St. Francis in Toledo the general response is shock, but Sister Mary Jon Wagner says she think the announcement shows great leadership from Pope Benedict by recognizing he could no longer due the job because of his health.

Sister Wagner got the news of the pope's resignation early Monday morning. This week begins the Lenten season, and, with the pope expected to step down at the end of the month, a new pope will be appointed before Easter.

It's a big shakeup to the Catholic Church, but Sister Wagner says she is confident someone else can take over the role and lead Catholics across the world.

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  • Chrysler to build 3 new Jeep models in China

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