Pope Francis doesn't expect to be Pope much longer

March 14, 2015 1:54 PM

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Pope Francis said Friday he doesn't expect to be Pope much longer, raising the questions — will Popes stepping down be the new norm? Or is Pope Francis just morbidly predicting his own death?

In an interview with Mexican broadcaster Noticieros Televisa, Pope Francis said, "I have the feeling that my Pontificate will be brief: four or five years; I do not know, even two or three. I do not know. But I feel that the Lord has placed me here for a short time, and nothing more."

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