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Pope Benedict XVI Ends Reign Amidst 'Difficult Times'

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As Pope Benedict XVI said a public farewell and left the Vatican in a helicopter, he became the first pontiff in modern times to resign. James Mates of Independent Television News reports on the pope's departure.

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