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Pope Benedict quits: Vatican chief speaks about his decision to leave church

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Pope Benedict XVI has resigned, saying that at his age he cannot carry out all his tasks adequately and is losing strength in body and mind. The pope will step down on 28 February. A papal conclave will follow to elect his successor, who will be in place by the end of March, and perhaps in time for holy week on 24 March. The Pope says he wishes to continue to serve the Catholic church through a life dedicated to prayer


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