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The Internet Says Goodbye To Pope Benedict XVI

A collection of silliness, sadness and heartfelt thanks from Catholics around the world.

1. The Internet has many theories about what “really” prompted Pope Benedict XVI to resign.

4. As well as ideas about how the Catholic Church should publicize the upcoming conclave.

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“I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”

6. Prayers for the pope were posted and exchanged.

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15. Goodbye, Pope Benedict XVI.

16. The Internet will miss you.

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
 
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