Pope Benedict XVI enters retirement

Published On: Mar 11 2013 08:42:21 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 13 2013 09:21:11 AM PDT

What does retirement mean for Pope Benedict XVI?

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Benedict's Twitter account @Pontifex will be inactive during the interim period between the papal resignation and the election of a successor during the papal conclave, a period known as sede vacante. The account, along with its eight companion accounts in different languages, has almost three million followers.

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