Photo Gallery: Benedict XVI's Path to Pope and Back
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Photo Gallery: Benedict XVI's Path to Pope and Back

Diminishing Strength Weakness and Vatican Intrigues Plagued Pope

Benedict XVI has claimed failing health for his decision to step down from the papacy. But ongoing power struggles and intrigue in the Vatican likely also played a role. The search for a successor could prove challenging.