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(VATICAN CITY) -- Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he would resign Feb. 28 because he is simply too old to carry on. Here is the text of his announcement, delivered to cardinals gathered for a ceremony to name three new saints.
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Read the full text of Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement | http://t.co/2pQtX6wz

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