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Pope Benedict XVI Resigns

Pope Benedict XVI (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Historian Discusses Rarity Of Papal Resignations

In the scant history of papal resignations, this is the first one attributed to age and loss of vigor. KYW Newsradio spoke to a local historian about precedents for Pope Benedict XVI stepping down.

02/11/2013

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Philadelphia-Area Catholics React To Resignation Of Pope Benedict XVI

The announcement of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation comes as a surprise to Vatican insiders, and especially to Philadelphia-area Catholics.

02/11/2013