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Our View: Great leaders know when to step aside — and do so

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Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 1:42 pm

Acts of humility seldom secure one's place in history, but that's exactly what Pope Benedict XVI did on Monday.

His resignation isn't merely a public acknowledgement of his own mortality and human frailty (although that's noteworthy, too). By voluntarily stepping aside, Benedict is making a statement that the needs of the Roman Catholic Church outweigh his right to wear the miter until his death.

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