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Vatican says Pope to resign

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The Associated Press has confirmed that  Pope Benedict XVI will be resigning on February 28th due to advanced age.

This the first pope to resign since 1415. The last one to do so was Pope Gregory XII.

The pope's brother says doctors told the pontiff not to take any transatlantic trips.

The post will be vacant until a successor is chosen.