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Benedict XVI presides over his last big service as pope on Wednesday, when he celebrates Ash Wednesday in Rome's St Peter's Basilica. His resignation, announced on Monday, is of huge significance as a precedent for the papacy. Regulations drawn up by Paul VI in 1975 and John Paul II in 1996 allow popes to resign.
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