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Pope's announcement bolt out of blue, says dean of cardinals

Angelo Sodano shocked by Benedict's decision

11 February, 12:09
Pope's announcement bolt out of blue, says dean of cardinals (ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano, the dean of the College of Cardinals, said Monday that Pope Benedict XVI's announcement he was stepping down from the helm of the Catholic Church was a "bolt out of the blue".

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