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European media comments on the Pope's dramatic resignation draw attention to the huge challenges that have tested his papacy, but there is also some admiration for his bold, highly unusual decision to quit. Writing in France's centre-left Le Monde newspaper, Stephanie Le Bars says the end of Pope Benedict's papacy is overshadowed by "machinations and plots".
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Media stunned by #Pope's resignation: "A revolutionary step... No longer will successors be able to cling on to office" http://t.co/azwiZgDF

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