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Francis wishes Benedict XVI a good summer in Castel Gandolfo

Jun 30, 2015 - 11:13 am .- Before heading out for his two-week stay at the papal residence in Castel Gandolfo this summer, retired pontiff Benedict XVI received a 30 minute visit from Pope Francis, who wished him a pleasant stay.

Pope Francis will brave Rome's summer heat

Jun 6, 2013 - 09:30 am .- Breaking with the practice of his predecessors, Pope Francis will not take a long summer vacation and will stay in Rome, just making short trips to Castel Gandolfo.

Pope says Christ's life was one of sacrifice, not popularity

Aug 19, 2012 - 10:42 am .- Pope Benedict XVI said that Jesus did not seek recognition during his public ministry but chose instead to preach the sometimes difficult truth of “his sacrifice of love.”

Villa director reveals rich history behind Pope's summer home

Aug 8, 2012 - 02:05 am .- Saverio Petrillo, director of the Pontifical Villas at Castel Gandolfo, knows that the villas and farm at Pope Benedict's summer residence have been centuries in the making.

Summer with Pope the best time of the year, Italian bishop says

Jul 25, 2012 - 12:02 pm .- Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Castel Gandolfo, Italy said that with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for his summer vacation, the happiest time of the year begins for the diocese.

Pope Benedict leaves Vatican for summer residence

Jul 3, 2012 - 10:15 am .- On July 3, Pope Benedict left the Vatican for his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, located outside of Rome.

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