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Italian bishop predicts Pope will reign 'another five years'

March 18, 2015

An Italian bishop who predicted the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI has now said that Pope Francis will lead the Church “for another five years.”

Bishop Luigi Bettazi, the retired Bishop of Ivrea, gave no specific explanation for his prediction, except to say that he thought Pope Francis would step down if he no longer had the energy to carry out his duties. He guessed that point would arrive in five years.


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