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Former Pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95, tributes pour in from around the world

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Pope Benedict XVI, who was the Supreme Leader (Pope) of Catholic Christians, has died at his home in Vatican. He was 95 years old.

Benedict XVI, who left the post of Pope due to ill health in the year 2013, held the responsibility of the Pope of the Catholic Church between April 2005 and February 2013. He was the first pope to resign from his post after Gregory XII in 1415.

He spent the last time of his life in a monastery located in the premises of the famous Catholic Church in Vatican.

In a statement issued after his death, the Vatican Church said, “It is with sadness that you are informed that Pope Honorary Benedict XVI has passed away today at 9.34 am in the ME Monastery in the Vatican.”

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