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Pope Francis suggests his pontificate is likely to be 'brief'

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Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Italian union of Catholic teachers, managers, educators and trainers (UCIM) at Paul VI audience hall on March 14, 2015 at the Vatican.   AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTOVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Italian union of Catholic teachers, managers, educators and trainers (UCIM) at Paul VI audience hall on March 14, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTOVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images

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Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of the Italian union of Catholic teachers, managers, educators and trainers (UCIM) at Paul VI audience hall on March 14, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / VINCENZO PINTOVINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has said he cannot see his papacy running for longer than four or five years.

Reuters