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Pope Benedict XVI to resign

Photo: Isabella Bonotto/Associated PressPope Benedict XVI's announcement that he will resign at the end of the month is sparking surprise throughout the Catholic community. Benedict says his health is deteriorating and he is unable to carry out his duties. Benedict is the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years.

Susan speaks with Thomas Dowd, auxiliary Bishop with the Archdiocese of Montreal.

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Linda Spears is a member of the Roman Catholic Women Priests and has been ex-communicated by the church. She talks to Susan about Pope Benedict's position against the ordination of women.

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