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Amid the flood of news coverage that followed Pope Benedict XVI's surprise announcement yesterday that he is retiring this month as the spiritual leader of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics, the... Posted on 2/12/13 at 12:46 PM
Argentine Jorge Bergoglio assumes title of Pope Francis;
first pope from Americas VATICAN CITY (AP) — Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected pope Wednesday, becoming the first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Francis, associating himself with the humble 13th-century Italian preacher who lived a life of poverty.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Declaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 — becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Roman Catholic Church in deep turmoil.
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