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Shock waves have gone through the catholic community as pope Benedict 16 has announced his resignation. Cristian news wire said that pope Benedict will be the fifth pope to resign. The StarTribune stated that the pope has added six new cardinals to the college of cardinals to fill it up before they elect a new pope. ABC news said that they will start the process of electing a new pope in March. According to CNN the Vatican spokesperson Federico Lombardi told reporters at a press release that pope Benedict will keep his title and will still be addressed as “his holiness”.

By Alex Louwenaar

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