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We woke up this morning to news that Pope Bendict is 'retiring'???? Can a Pope do that? This is the first time in 600 years that the Pope has done so. Pope Benedict is 85 years old, and he says he is just not capable of carrying out the duties to its full potential, so he has decided to step down. This brings me to how a new Pope is chosen. All the Cardinals gather inside the Sistine Chapel to decide who the next leader will be. I can truly envision that process now, since last year, my vacation was to Italy and I visited The Vatican City and actually went inside the Sistine Chapel. I am not of that faith, but I am looking forward to the process and seeing the smoke rise from the roof signaling the decision of choosing the next Pope.
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