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A woman takes photos next to portraits of Pope Benedict XVI, outside a bookshop near the Vatican Feb. 26. Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock.

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Pope to be called ‘emeritus pope,’ will wear white

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI will be known as “emeritus pope” in his retirement and will continue to wear a white cassock, the Vatican announced Tuesday, again fueling concerns about potential conflicts arising from having both a reigning and a retired pope. The pope’s title and what he would wear have been a major source of speculation ever since Benedict stunned the world and announced he would resign on Thursday, the first pontiff to do so in 600 years.

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