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The mayor of Marktl am Inn, the tiny village in Upper Bavaria where Pope Benedict XVI was born, is surprised to hear his village's favorite son will be stepping down, but says it won't be bad for business. "I saw him last year in Rome for his 85th birthday and he seemed in good mental and physical shape" recalls Hubert Gschwendtner.
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Germany reacts to Pope Benedict XVI's resignation: 'It is a loss.' | http://t.co/uE4HqmbF (via @TIMEWorld)

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