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Photo Slideshow: Pope Benedict XVI

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(1981) Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, a leading theologian and archbishop of Munich, West Germany, has been named by Pope John Paul II to head the Vatican Congregation for Doctrine - the office charged with upholding orthodoxy. RNS file photo.

In a move that took the world by surprise, Pope Benedict XVI on Monday (Feb. 11) announced that he will resign on Feb. 28.

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Sally Morrow

Sally Morrow joined Religion News Service in March 2012 as Photo/Multimedia Editor. She is a photographer and editor based in Kansas City. Morrow has worked as a multimedia editor and photographer at Newsday, The Des Moines Register, and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

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