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A view Tuesday of the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery inside the Vatican State where Pope Benedict XVI is expected to live after he resigns. For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of the Vatican gardens where nuns would live for a few years at a time in cloister. Only a handful of Vatican officials knew it would one day be Pope Benedict XVI's retirement home. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Retiring Pope Benedict XVI in uncharted territory

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VATICAN CITY (AP) -- For months, construction crews have been renovating a four-story building attached to a monastery on the northern edge of the Vatican gardens where nuns would live for a few years at a time in cloister.

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Only a handful of Vatican officials knew it would one day be Pope Benedict XVI's retirement home.

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