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Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History: The Resignation of Benedict XVI
The Resignation of Benedict XVI
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  December 22, 2018

In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living man has laid claim to the thrown of St Peter, chaos ensues. The resignation of a modern pope and peaceful transfer of power has shown the world what the position means today and how it has evolved in an ever-changing world.

In 2013, Pope Benedict XVI's resignation shocks the world. In the 2000-year history of the papacy, only four men have ever stepped down. And in times when more than one living man has laid claim to the thrown of St Peter, chaos ensues. The resignation of a modern pope and peaceful transfer of power has shown the world what the position means today and how it has evolved in an ever-changing world.

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