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West Virginia Bishop: Pope's Resignation Shows Devotion
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 11, 2013 @ 7:45PM
Created on February 11, 2013 @ 7:25PM
 
WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia says Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign shows his love and devotion for the church.
 
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield said Monday that the pope is being realistic about his physical limitations. Bransfield says he admires Benedict for his courage and humility.
 
The 85-year-old Benedict announced Monday that he is stepping down Feb. 28. He said he lacks the strength to fulfill his duties.
 
Benedict will become the first pontiff in 600 years to resign.
 

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