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Photos: Pope Benedict resignation memes, Twitter Nation reaction

Due to concerns about his health and advanced age, Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will

resign

at months end -- the first pontiff to do so since the 1400s. The news created a Pope-size explosion on Twitter, and meme makers are already busy as well. Below, see our favorite early tweets plus a collection of Benedict memes, with some about the resignation and others featuring favorite jokes we won't be hearing much a few short weeks from now. Check them out here.

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Continue for more Pope Benedict memes and Twitter resignation reactions.

Continue for more Pope Benedict memes and Twitter resignation reactions.

Continue for more Pope Benedict memes and Twitter resignation reactions.

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