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BREAKING NEWS: Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI has announced he will step down after tendering his resignation at the Vatican, according to the Associated Press and the ANSA Italian news agency.

He is the first Pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415.

Stay tuned for more on the developing story via the related links section below as it becomes available throughout the day.

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Pope Benedict XVI Announces Resignation

In His Own Words, Why The Pope Has Resigned

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