Pope: I'm Leaving for 'Good of the Church'

Offers first public comments since retirement announced

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 13, 2013 4:56 AM CST

(Newser) – Pope Benedict XVI has publicly addressed his retirement for the first time, saying it's for "the good of the Church," NBC News reports. Speaking during his weekly general audience, he asked that listeners "continue to pray for me, for the Church,...   Read full story »

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