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Resignation of Pope Benedict

Statement from Prime Minister David Cameron following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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Prime Minister David Cameron said:

I send my best wishes to Pope Benedict following his announcement today. He has worked tirelessly to strengthen Britain’s relations with the Holy See. His visit to Britain in 2010 is remembered with great respect and affection. He will be missed as a spiritual leader to millions.

Published 11 February 2013