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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.
John Paul II
October 1978 - April 2005, 26 years
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