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Pope speaks again about resignation

In a homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis said,  “A shepherd must be ready to step down completely from his church, rather than leave in a partial manner.” The remarks were similar to those he made in 2014 in which, commending Benedict XVI,  and noting that he had “opened the door” to popes opting for retirement. [1]