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New pope greets crowds in Vatican City – video | World news | guardian.co.uk
As Pope Departs, Discord Remains at Vatican - NYTimes.com
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy - CNA
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The first pope in 600 years to resign from office, he faced many challenges during his nearly eight years in office. Perhaps his first challenge was simply the fact that he was following in the footsteps of one of the Church’s great leaders, the charismatic Pope John Paul II.
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