Pope Benedict XVI resigns: Key facts and what happens now
By Julie Westfall
Digital First Media
02/11/2013 07:46:51 AM EST
Pope Benedict XVI has become the first pope to resign since 1415, and likely the first pope ever to resign citing health reasons and advancing age, though Catholic law has always provided for a resignation from the pope that was "freely made and properly manifested." Here's a breakdown of what likely comes next in this unprecedented situation.
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