Pope Says His Time In Vatican Will Last Just One More Year

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Pope Francis has said that he expects his his time as Pope to be “brief” in a recent interview. 

He said that he expects his time at the Vatican to last another two or three years, saying “I have a feeling my pontificate will be brief … It is a vague feeling I have that the Lord chose me for a short mission. I am always open to that possibility.”

His predecessor Benedict XVI controversially resigned as Pope – which is the first time that has ever happened in 700-years.

Francis has denied rumours that he is to step down.