The outgoing pope, speaking to cardinals who had gathered at the Vatican, told them 'among you is the future pope, to whom I promise my unconditional reverence and obedience.' A papal conclave is due to sit shortly at which a successor will be elected.
Irish Cardinal Sean Brady will form part of the papal conclave despite reservations about his integrity as leader of Ireland's Catholics.
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