Benedict: Abdicating ‘for the good of the church’

Posted: February 14, 2013 at 1:49 a.m.

In his first public appearance since the announcement of his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI said Wednesday that he had made his decision “in full liberty for the good of the church” because he no longer had the strength needed to carry out the duties of the papacy.

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