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Pope says he will be 'hidden to the world' after resignation

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Pope Benedict XVI addresses priests in Nervi Hall, in the Vatican.
(image by Claudio Peri/EPA)

Pope Benedict will see out his life in prayer, 'hidden from the world', he said on Thursday, in his first personal comments on his plans since he announced his retirement. His resignation notice on Monday spoke of 'a life dedicated to prayer', and the Vatican has said the 85-year-old German will live within its walls. His seclusion may allay concern that the first living former pope in centuries might trouble church unity.

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