Benedict XVI leaves papacy

Pope Benedict XVI has officially ended his term as pope, becoming the first pope to do so since 1415.

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Updates deleted from Pope's Twitter account

Benedict XVI's tweets have been deleted and the @Pontifex account has the Latin phrase for 'seat being vacant'. Credit: Twitter/ @Pontifex

The Twitter updates written by Benedict XVI on the Pontifex account have been deleted.

The Twitter account is now titled "Sede Vacante", the Latin phrase for "the seat being vacant".

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