Reuters First with Resignation of Pope

15 Feb 2013
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Reuters was ahead of all international rivals with the resignation of Pope Benedict, who will step down on Feb 28th. The news of the first resignation by a pontiff since the Middle Ages rocked the Catholic Church and the world. Pope Benedict said he no longer had the strength to fulfill the duties of his office.

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