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Benedict XVI, one of few popes to resign, shocked the Catholic Church

By DW
31 December 2022   |   11:28 am
He changed the role of the pope in order to preserve it. Now, Benedict XVI, the first German pope in almost 500 years, has died at the age of 95.

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