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Grant

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Feb 19, 2013
 
When a Pope dyes or retires, they take his ring and destroy it, to be buried with the pope, I think they should auction off the ring and use the money to help the poor of the world.
Snow Ball

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Upon a papal death, the ring is ceremonially broken in the presence of other Cardinals by the Camerlengo, in order to prevent the sealing of backdated, forged documents during the interregnum, or sede vacante. This custom is also planned to be followed after the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

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