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Moments of Benedict XVI's Papacy

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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

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Pope Benedict XVI, who is leaving his position because of his age and health, became the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to resign. "Michelle and I warmly remember our meeting with the Holy Father in 2009, and I have appreciated our work together over these last four years," President Obama said in a statement.

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