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Pope-emeritus Benedict will not attend successor's installation

Catholic World News - March 13, 2013

Pope-emeritus Benedict XVI does not plan to attend the installation of his successor, the Vatican announced on Wednesday morning. The announcement came before the afternoon news that a new Pope had been elected.

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican press office, revealed on March 13 that Benedict XVI was following reports of the papal conclave with great interest from the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

The announcement came on Wednesday morning, the 2nd day of the conclave, after black smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel had indicated that the cardinal-electors had not yet chosen a new Pontiff.

Pope-emeritus Benedict has promised his support for the new Pontiff, but shown clearly that he did not want to distract attention from his successor.

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