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Clarksburg Catholics Confident in Pope's Decision to Resign
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on February 18, 2013 @ 12:25PM
Created on February 16, 2013 @ 5:33PM
West Virginia is far from Rome, but the Pope's news still affects Catholics in a local church.
Father Bill Anderson of Saint James Catholic Church in Clarksburg says the extremely uncommon announcement didn't come as a surprise to him.  The 85 year old Pope's health has been declining and many catholics here in town support his decision.
"He's in his 80's and I know how I feel some days at 61.  So, I'm sure he could use a lighter load," said Sam Brunetti, a member of Saint James church.
It's the second time in history that a Pope has voluntarily resigned, the last time being in 1415.  Known as a traditional Pope, Benedict may have sparked a less conservative process.
"He's tired, worn out, and he realizes that it's just too much for him.  It's probably a good idea, because it sets a precedent in a modern world," said Father Bill Anderson.
Pope Benedict will officially step down on February, 28 2013.

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