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Father Bill Mehrkens said Monday that he supports the decision by Pope Benedict VXI to step down for health reasons. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Local priests endorse Pope Benedict’s decision

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By Molly Miron, Special to the Pioneer

BEMIDJI – When the leader of the Holy See – the Roman Catholic Church and its estimated 1 billion members – realizes he is unable to carry out his responsibilities, retirement is the right decision.


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