Papal transition: How much do you know?

  • Pope Benedict XVI waves from the altar as he arrives at St. Peter's Square for his last weekly audience Feb. 27, 2013, at the Vatican. AFP/Getty Images
    Pope Benedict XVI waves from the altar as he arrives at St. Peter's Square for his last weekly audience Feb. 27, 2013, at the Vatican.

    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world with his surprise announcement earlier in February that he was stepping down as the head of the Catholic Church.

    The move prompted an avalanche of questions that even the most learned Vatican scholars didn't have all the answers to, in no small part because a pope hasn't retired in 600 years.

    In the following pages, test your knowledge of all things pope-related.

    The Associated Press contributed some portions of the text to this post.

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