February 26, 2013

Benedict will be ‘Pope Emeritus’ after resignation

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Pope Benedict XVI waves to the crowd during one of his weekly general audiences in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican in 2007. RNS photo by Gregory A. Shemitz

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “Pope Emeritus” after his retirement on Thursday, and will continue to wear the traditional white papal vestments.