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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

Stepping Down

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Becoming PopeWhite SmokeKrakow GreetingVisit with StudentsSaturno HatGust of WindAbuse ScandalGrotto PrayerWaving to the Crowd85th Birthday CelebrationBlessing in MaltaStepping DownMexico TripPoor HealthAngelus PrayerLeaving MassSeminary in RomeEntering the SquareSaying ThanksPapal KissCardinals ReactFinal BlessingLast MeetingOff to RetirementWatching Departure

Stepping Down

Pope Benedict XVI embraces Cardinal Angelo Sodano at the Vatican on Feb. 11, 2013. After nearly eight years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI told a gathering of cardinals in Rome that he would resign.

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