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Sioux Falls' Bishop Saddened By Pope's Resignation



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The head of the Diocese of Sioux Falls says he's saddened by Pope Benedict XVI's announcement to resign.
 
The pope announced Monday that he will resign Feb. 28. The 85-year-old said his advanced age undermines his ability. Benedict is the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years.
 
Sioux Falls Bishop Paul Swain says Benedict is a teacher at heart who has "taught us to contemplate the higher things and to defend truth."
 
Swain had been appointed by Benedict.

We will have more on this story tonight on KDLT News at 6.
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