Pope Benedict XVI's resignation || Eight years of friendship: The pope who improved Vatican-Israel relations
Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of the month, becoming the first chief pontiff since the 15th century to do so; During his eight-year tenure, relations between Israel and the Vatican warmed significantly despite some controversies.
Pope Benedict XVI who announced Monday he would step down has presided over a papacy that worked to improve relations between the Catholic Church and Jews worldwide, desite some hiccups.
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