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For the first time in history, the Vatican will host two popes.
Pope Francis has traveled to Castel Gandolfo to have lunch with his predecessor Benedict XVI in a historic and potentially problematic melding of the papacies that has never before confronted the Catholic Church.
Here's a recap, or wrap, on the week that was from The Washington Times
Pope Benedict XVI told cardinals Thursday that he would give them "unconditional reverence and obedience" in his retirement, which is due to take official effect at 8 p.m.
The pope has left the building. With much pomp and ceremony, Pope Benedict XVI left Vatican City on Thursday.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday characterized his trip to Beirut later this week as a pilgrimage for peace for the entire Middle East region and its anguished people.