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Benedict XVI announces his resignation in Latin on February 11 2013 (CNS)

This is what it was like to witness the moment Benedict XVI became the first pope to resign in 600 years

Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

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Benedict XVI talks with former papal butler Paolo Gabriele (Photo: CNS)

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These images show how Benedict XVI, in a calm and surprising manner, announced in Latin that he will be resigning as the Successor of Peter