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More details on papal resignation, conclave

Catholic World News - February 14, 2013

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, held a briefing for reporters on February 14, providing more information about plans for the retirement of Pope Benedict and the election of his successor. He revealed:

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Feb. 14, 2013 7:12 PM ET USA

    Revelations that the Holy Father has a history of strokes, and that he has a pacemaker would suggest that his stamina to serve as pontiff these years is truly remarkable. Very impressive. God bless him is his retirement; he has earned it.

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