NEWS STORY: Pope Considered Resigning As He Approached 80, Will Says

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c. 2005 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY _ Pope John Paul II revealed in his will, made public Thursday (April 7), that he considered resigning as he neared his 80th birthday in 2000, but decided that after surviving a 1981 assassination attempt he must devote the rest of his life to God. “I ask him […]

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