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Unusual moments in papal history

Published On: Feb 11 2013 11:56:59 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 10:12:12 AM CST

From resignations to drownings and beheadings, the papacy is full of unusual and surprising moments.

Pope Benedict XVI walks up Vatican stairs
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Pope Benedict XVI (2005-Present) -- In a historic first, Pope Benedict XVI issued several formal apologies in 2010 to victims of sexual abuse by priests and acknowledged that the Catholic Church has been slow to deal with the problem.

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