pope benedict XVI

Pathway to Pope: Cardinals gather to elect new leader

With the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, the Catholic world was thrown into a scramble to elect their next leader according to divine Catholic custom.

Pope Benedict XVI resigns being too old to serve

The 85-year-old head of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world when he decided to leave a job normally held for life. Benedict said he is too old to continue his job and will resign on Feb. 28, making him the first pope to step down in nearly 600 years.

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