February 9, 2005

NEWS STORY: In Break From Tradition, Vatican Official Addresses Papal Retirement

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ In a startling break with Vatican protocol, a high Vatican official has addressed the issue of whether the ailing Pope John Paul II should retire. Cardinal Angelo Sodano, the secretary of state who ranks No. 2 behind the pope in the Vatican hierarchy, did not take a […]

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