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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI died on Saturday, December 31, the Vatican confirmed in a statement. He was 95.

According to Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni, the former pope’s health had deteriorated in the past several weeks.

Benedict XVI became pope in 2005 and resigned in 2013, citing his “advanced age.” He was the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415.

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