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In Weekly Prayer, Pope Asks Thousands To Pray For Him, Successor

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Pope Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus blessing to a crowd of thousands of people. Pope Benedict XVI delivers the Angelus blessing to a crowd of thousands of people.
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While delivering his second to last Angelus blessing, Pope Benedict XVI asked a crowd of thousands to pray for him and the next pontiff.

The Pope delivered the blessing from his window for the first time since announcing his resignation.

Speaking in Italian, English, French, German, Polish and Spanish, the pope hinted at the title he will take after retirement.

FOX reports the Vatican has suggested he may be called Meritus Bishop of Rome.

The Vatican hasn't announced the start date for the conclave to elect the new pope, but has said it might start sooner than March 19, the earliest date it can be a lunched under current rules.

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