Pony Express: A time to work and a time to rest
Some eyebrows were raised when Pope Benedict XVI announced two days before Lent that he was resigning as Pope as of Feb. 28. After all, when a pope is elected as the "Successor of St. Peter", the church expects that he will remain in office until his death. It isn't mandated that a pope is elected for life, but it certainly had become a tradition.
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