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St. James Catholic School students discuss Pope's resignation

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation announcement had Saint James Catholic School buzzing Monday.

Teachers are using the historic resignation as a teaching tool, but admit they too are learning about what happens next.

Sister Lisa Golden explained to her first grade class that is the first time in 600 years a pope has resigned. She said this is an important time for the Catholic community and that the conclave will be meeting soon to elect a new pope. For the children, it's the first time in their lives that they will see a new Pope arise.

"With school, I think it is interesting, because this particular group of children that are here now were not here when he was elected," said Sister Golden. "They will get to see the process of electing a pope and be a part of that."

Sister Golden says it seems quite fitting that we welcome a new Pope as we also prepare for Easter, a celebration of new life and hope.

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