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Pope predicts papacy of 4-5 years, says he misses pizza and calls Jubilee to focus on mercy

  • AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    AP10ThingsToSee - Pope Francis kisses a baby as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives on the occasion of an audience with participants to the course promoted by the Penitentiary Apostolic Tribunal, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican,  Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives on the occasion of an audience with participants to the course promoted by the Penitentiary Apostolic Tribunal, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pope Francis walks past a Swiss guard as he arrives for a private audience with participants to the course promoted by the Penitentiary Apostolic Tribunal, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican,  Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Pope Francis walks past a Swiss guard as he arrives for a private audience with participants to the course promoted by the Penitentiary Apostolic Tribunal, in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Thursday, March 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)  (The Associated Press)

Pope Francis has marked the second anniversary of his surprise election by predicting that he won't be pope for long.

In an interview aired Friday with the Mexican broadcaster Televisa, he said: "I have the sensation that my pontificate will be brief: Four or five years. I don't know. Or two or three. Well, two have already passed."

Francis has previously said he thought he'd be pope for two to three years.

He said the thing he missed most was being able to go out to get pizza undetected.

At Mass later Friday, Francis also announced a special Jubilee Year to focus the church on his main priority: mercy. It's only the 27th time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church that there has been a Holy Year.