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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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Pope had 'remarkable strength as teacher and pastor'

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has described his shock at the Pope's announcement.

ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent spoke to the Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols about Pope Benedict's legacy and the future direction of the Catholic Church:

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