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Pope thankful for 'prayers'

The Pope has made his first appearance at St Peter's Square window since his resignation announcement and thanked the faithful for their "prayers and support."

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Archbishop of Westminster: Pope was a 'great' teacher

The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols. Credit: Arthur Edwards/PA Wire

The Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols told ITV News he had no "inkling" the pontiff would announce his resignation and said Pope Benedict XVI would be remembered "as one of the great teaching Popes."

He added: "It is a job for life, and what he has taught us is that even this job can be laid down for the right reason."

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