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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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Catholics look to future after Pope's historic resignation

Pope Benedict XVI's resignation was both historic and shocking today.

The Catholic hierarchy in Rome appeared wholely unprepared for the announcement, which was delivered in Latin, from the 85 year old.

ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on the Pope's historic decision:

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