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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pope Benedict leaves behind legacy full of ups and downs | National Catholic Reporter

Immediately, Benedict's decision has both won wide praise as a responsible and humble act and raised a whole rafter of questions. Chief among them: What exactly will be the role of a retired pope? And, naturally, many have already begun to speculate about who might capture the two-thirds support in the College of Cardinals necessary to take over the church's top job.


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