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Catholics shocked as pope resigns, but little emotion

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)
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Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

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Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)

Catholics pray during a mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION)
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A woman, dressed as a cardinal and wearing a hog mask, holds a banner while yelling slogans against the Catholic clergy outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Church through a period of major crisis. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)

A woman, dressed as a cardinal and wearing a hog mask, holds a banner while yelling slogans against the Catholic clergy outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his...more

A woman, dressed as a cardinal and wearing a hog mask, holds a banner while yelling slogans against the Catholic clergy outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City February 11, 2013. Pope Benedict stunned the Roman Catholic Church including his closest advisers on Monday when he announced he would stand down in the first papal abdication in 700 years, saying he no longer had the mental and physical strength to run the Church through a period of major crisis. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
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