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Feedback at 5:00: Pope Stepping Down

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Pope Benedict XVI is the first pontiff in 600 years to resign from his post.

The 85-year-old says he is not strong enough to do the job, and will step down on Feb. 28th.

In the coming weeks, more than 100 cardinals from around the world will gather at the Vatican to elect the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

They hope to choose a new Pope in time for a Holy Week at the end of March.

For tonight's "Feedback at 5:00" we asked if you were surprised by the decision.