Talk:Pope Benedict XVI resigns effective February 28

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Journalist notes[edit]

I watched the Spanish news that carried this news on channel 24 hours from TV E in Spain. I also checked Twitter for areas to see where it was trending including France, Italy and Spain as these are very Catholic countries. It was. (I first learned of the news on Twitter myself.) --LauraHale (talk) 11:08, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/calendar/hf_bxvi_calendar_en.html and http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/calendar/hf_bxvi_calendar_en.html#FEBRUARY_2013 and http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/index.htm did not have this information right away. --LauraHale (talk) 11:10, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Press conference information comes from 24 hours from TV E in Spain. --LauraHale (talk) 11:15, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Twitter is now worldwide within a half horu of the story breaking. The 2005 wwas on Spanish news station cited and I believe in other news soruces. --LauraHale (talk) 11:22, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

Small note from 'outside': that's a typical claim of original reporting, like the ones made frequently by authors in german WN. But using only public sources should never constitute original reporting, there is in fact nothing 'first-hand'. Typically original reporting is assumed to be something with outdoor-activity. --Itu (talk) 04:38, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

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Historical significance[edit]

Would it be possible to add that he is the first Pope to resign in x years / the first since Pope y? It Is Me Here t / c 11:36, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

I think that would be Pope Gregory XII in 1415. --Svippong (talk) 12:18, 11 February 2013 (UTC)