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(CNN) – Pope Benedict broke his silence to call a recent rumor about him "absurd," after allegations surfaced in an Italian paper that Benedict had been forced to quit.
The pope emeritus denied it in a letter to the website Vatican Insider, writing: "The only condition for the validity of my resignation is the complete freedom of my decision. Speculation regarding its validity is simply absurd."
Reverend James Martin, editor at large of America Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book, "Jesus: A Pilgrimage," joins CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" to discuss.
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