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Hollande says pope's decision to step down worthy of respect

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French President Francois Hollande Monday hailed Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign due to old age as one worthy of respect.

"I have no special comment to make on this decision which is eminently respectable," Hollande said, adding that France "hails the pope who took this decision."

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