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God will give me two or three more years, says Pope

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ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis on Monday publicly broached the prospect of his own death for the first time, giving himself "two or three years" but not ruling out retirement before then. 

Pope Francis (C) gives a press conference aboard a flight carrying them back to Rome at the end of a five-day trip to South-Korea, on August 18, 2014

Talking to reporters on a flight back to the Vatican from South Korea, the 77-year-old pontiff, who seemed in good spirits, was asked about his global popularity, which was evident again during his five-day visit.

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