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Getting to Habemus Papam: Benedict XVI

March 10, 2013
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Benedict XVI
2 days, 4 ballots
Pope Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger was elected at 78 years old. There were 115 cardinals in the conclave which took place from April 18- 19, 2005.  Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013. His resignation went into effect on February 28, 2013.
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