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Pope Mulls Retirement

Pope Francis said that he only expects to live “two or three” more years before he is “off to the Father's house.” Speaking on a flight from South Korea back to the Vatican, Pope Francis said, “I try to think of my sins, my mistakes, not to become proud. Because I know it will last only a short time. Two or three years and then I'll be off to the Father's house." He also said he would retire if he could no longer fulfill the demands of serving as Pope. His processor Benedict XVI did in kind.