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Has there ever been a pope that stepped down? I thought the pope was pope until he died.

If so you can you give me the name of the pope and the reason he stepped down please?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 PM on Mar. 31, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes they can resign. Here's a link I googled to a Catholic website that explains it and mentions the few who have resigned.

    Sorry I don't know how to make it clickable, but you should be able to copy and paste it.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 10:23 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • thank you! Awesome read and great history there.

    I guess I was right and wrong :) it does say when a pope is elected he is expected to be their until he dies, but there are ways around that. Thanks for the link.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • History

    That was an interesting article.  Thanks.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 7:03 AM on Apr. 1, 2010

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