Joseph Ratzinger retires as Pope Benedict the 16th

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POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 11:49am

UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 2:58pm

It's official, that Pope Benedict the 16th has retired and he is the first pontiff to do so in over 600 years. The former pope stated he would pray for the Cardinals, in the coming days and weeks, as they would gather to choose his successor.

Meanwhile, in the Valley many followers, like Geraldina Yvonne Perez,  say he was a loyal Pope and will always be remembered for his leadership, "Brought his gifts, which God gave him to be insightful, his writings are amazing."

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