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Vanuatu's Bishop Bosco surprised by Pope's retirement

Vanuatu's Bishop Bosco surprised by Pope's retirement

Updated 12 February 2013, 18:06 AEDT

Pope Benedict the Sixteenth has surprised the world by announcing his resignation due to frail health.

He says that he will retire on the 28th of February.

Leaders around the world have praised Pope Benedict, a traditionalist, who also reached out to other religions.

The Vatican says it hopes the new Pontiff will be chosen by Easter.

The surprise announcement reverberated around the world, as Kim Taylor found when she contacted the Diocese of Port-Vila in Vanuatu and spoke to Bishop Bosco.

Presenter: Kim Taylor

Speaker: Bishop Bosco of the Diocese of Port-Vila in Vanuatu

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