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Green Bay bishop 'shocked' by pope's resignation

11:48 AM, Feb. 11, 2013
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The leader of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay said this morning he was surprised by Pope Benedict's decision to resign at the end of the month.

"I was as shocked as everyone else to hear the news that our Holy Father has tendered his resignation," Bishop David L. Ricken said in a statement. The pope "has written about this as a possibility, which we can now say was a preparation for this.

"This was a courageous decision made by Pope Benedict, and we thank him for his years of service." ...

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