Pope Benedict XVI

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A worker walks past a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI displayed outside... News PhotoBuilt Structure,Manila,Occupation,Office,Philippines,Pope,Pope Benedict XVI,Portrait,Religion,Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI,Showing,Vertical,WalkingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA worker walks past a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI displayed outside an office building 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)