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Pope Francis thanks predecessor Benedict

'Total dedication' new pontiff tells cardinals

Pope Francis thanks predecessor Benedict

Vatican City, March 15 - Pope Francis on Friday thanked his predecessor Benedict XVI, who became the first pope to abdicate in 600 years last month. Francis told cardinals in the Vatican that Benedict "enriched the Church with the magistery of faith, humility and mildness. The new pontiff, elected Wednesday, said Benedict's legacy "will remain a spiritual patrimony for all". The Argentine pope said his German predecessor had shown "total dedication to the Throne of St Peter".

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