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POPE BENEDICT XVI RESIGNING
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Pope Benedict Is Resigning, But Institutional Catholic Homophobia Isn't Going Anywhere
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Benedict has appointed a majority of the cardinals who will elect his successor, and the vast majority of bishops around the world were named by either Benedict or his equally anti-gay predecessor. Popes tend to appoint prelates who share their views.
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