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A vendor reads a newspaper featuring the story of the resignation of... News PhotoChurch,Horizontal,Manila,Newspaper,Philippines,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Reading,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,VendorPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA vendor reads a newspaper featuring the story of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI near a church in Manila on February 12, 2013. People across the mainly Catholic Philippines feel regret, gratitude and sympathy after Pope Benedict XVI announced plans on February 11 to resign, a presidential spokesman said. The Catholic Church entered uncharted waters on February 12 after Pope Benedict XVI's shock announcement that he would become the first pontiff to resign of his own free will in 700 years. AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE (Photo credit should read TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)