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"Slim for now, but a lot better in the future," said Sally Vance-Trembath, a Catholic theologian who teaches religious studies at Santa Clara University. The 85-year-old pope's surprise resignation Monday for health reasons startled not only Catholics, but also pope-watchers and Vatican analysts, as Benedict is the first pope in 600 years to resign from the lifetime appointment.
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The next pope is expected to come from Europe. http://t.co/QZavFkWB

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