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Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday by announcing that he would resign effective February 28, becoming the first pope since 1415 to leave office before death. Elected in 2005 after the two-decade reign of Pope John Paul II, Benedict-previously known as Joseph Ratzinger-was expected to champion the conservative wing of the Catholic Church.
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In a 2005 US News & World Report article, we referred to Pope Benedict as "God's rottweiler" http://t.co/OWkhmWyO #religion

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