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WJLA, February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI to resigns: Popes throughout history (photos)

Pope Benedict XVI says he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties and on Feb. 28 will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign. Here's a look back at some of the other popes from the last 150 years.

 

Benedict XVI

With some decisive, often controversial moves, Benedict tried to remind Europe of its Christian heritage and set the Catholic Church on a conservative, tradition-minded path that often alienated progressives and thrilled conservatives.

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