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Why is Pope Benedict Resigning?

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Published on Feb 12, 2013

"Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks in the Alps to the public glare and the majesty of Vatican pageantry. But once in office, he never shied from charting the Catholic Church on the course he thought it needed -- a determination reflected in his stunning announcement Monday that he would be the first pope to resign since 1415."*

Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning, making him the first in centuries to do so. The official reason is his health, but could there be any other giant, glaring reasons why he might want to leave the position? Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

*Read more from Nicole Winfield/AP via Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02...

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