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Pope Benedict XVI

Pope's resignation a lesson in living history for Catholic schools

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video In Rome today, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell to the Vatican becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign. Here in Wilmington, Catholic school teachers are taking this opportunity to educate children on this history in the making and everything involved in choosing up with a new Pope. Full story...
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Raleigh Bishop: Pope Benedict led Catholic church beautifully

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video For about one billion Catholics around the world, the news of Pope Benedict XVI resigning came as a big surprise. The same was true for the Catholic Diocese in Raleigh. "I was absolutely stunned and surprised. There were no indicators I saw," Bishop Michael Burbidge said. Full story...
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Pope to resign Feb. 28, says he's too infirm

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videoDeclaring that he lacks the strength to do his job, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday he will resign Feb. 28 - becoming the first pontiff to step down in 600 years. His decision sets the stage for a mid-March conclave to elect a new leader for a Catholic Church in deep turmoil. Full story...
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Local Catholics praise Pope's visit

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As thousands packed into Washington Nationals stadium to see Benedict XVI, students at St. Mary Catholic School in Wilmington gathered around a computer screen, to watch streaming video of the Pope's first U.S. visit. Full story...
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