Pope says Benedict’s resignation was ‘courageous’

By Agence France-Presse
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:14 EDT
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Pope Francis via AFP
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Pope Francis on Friday hailed predecessor Benedict XVI’s historic resignation as a “courageous and humble act” in a speech to cardinals in the Vatican.

Francis said Benedict, who stepped down last month, had “lit a flame in the depth of our hearts that will continue to burn”.

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